Codroy Valley Spring Bird Survey

Event Details

June 8th, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Every-birdy is welcome! Whether you are a long-time birder or just getting started, we invite you to come spend the day observing and counting bird species in and around the Grand Codroy Estuary!

This area is prime habitat for an incredible variety of birds, including great blue heron, green-winged teal, belted kingfishers, and black-throated green warblers.

If you’d like to carpool, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy travels!

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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

Prior to the count, we will provide an overview of common bird species, instructions, and the survey locations. Each group will be accompanied by at least one experienced birder to assist with identification and documenting observations. Birding skills are valuable but not a prerequisite for participation in this count. Anyone with an interest in birds is welcome!

Why you will love it

There is nothing quite like the Codroy Valley in all of Newfoundland and Labrador! The area is a haven for nature lovers, historians, travelers and, most notably, birds. A wetland of international importance, the Grand Codroy Estuary is home to over 100 bird species, including songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl. Be sure to bring your binoculars!


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Please Note

Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package prior to event.
If the event cannot proceed as scheduled, participants will be notified as early as possible and the event will be postponed until the following day (Sunday June 16th). It is important to pre-register online to ensure you receive event updates.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Carpooling can be arranged
Water and snacks will be provided

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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 warm clothing
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Closed-toe shoes (rubber boots may be preferred)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Scope (optional)
  • Bird ID books (optional)
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications