Codroy Valley BioBlitz

Event Details

July 8th, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grand Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve (Doyles), Newfoundland and Labrador
Inventories and Monitoring

Come help NCC inventory our newest property along the Grand Codroy Estuary, an internationally renowned wetland.  You bring your expertise on species ID, and we’ll bring the snacks!

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About Grand Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve (Doyles)

The Grand Codroy River gathers water from the Long Range and Anguille mountains in the southwest corner of Newfoundland, meandering downstream until it reaches an estuary like nowhere else in the region. This 243 hectare (601 ac.) property features a moderate climate, protected shores, rolling cultivated grasslands and lush balsam fir forests, providing habitat to species like moose, green frog, American beaver, and the endangered piping plover. It is the only Ramsar site in the province, includes two Important Bird Areas, and offers an educational interpretative centre and hiking trails for all to enjoy.

What you will be doing

We will be identifying and documenting any and all species that we can find on NCC’s newest nature reserve; 150 acres along the Grand Codroy Estuary. Whether you’re a bird buff, plant pro, or new naturalist, we’ll need all hands on deck to conduct a thorough inventory of the landscape!

Why you will love it

This event is a chance for you to directly inform NCC’s conservation planning and learn from other naturalists with varying expertise. After we’re done the survey, we will meet together and share the diversity of plants and wildlife observed during the day.


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Please Note

Come dressed for the weather and bring plenty of water and a lunch. Wear comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting dirty and footwear in which you are able to walk on wet and uneven terrain.

NCC will provide snacks and will have some binoculars, hand lenses, and ID books available, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own equipment if they prefer. Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package and e-mail correspondence sent out prior to the event.

The event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are potentially unsafe. If the event cannot proceed as scheduled, participants will receive a call from NCC staff as early as possible and the event will be postponed until the following day (Sunday July 9th). It is important to preregister online to ensure you receive event updates.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
We need you to bring some tools
Water and snacks will be provided


Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Layers of comfortable clothing
  • Boots
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Field ID books (if available)
  • Binoculars (if available)
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray