Salmonier Bird Survey

Event Details

June 25th, 2016, 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Salmonier River Area, Newfoundland and Labrador
Inventories and Monitoring

We invite you to come discover Nature Conservancy of Canada NL’s newest project area while helping NCC to document the bird species that live there.


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About Salmonier River Area

The Salmonier River area is NCC’s most recent project, and falls within a newly written conservation plan for the Avalon Peninsula. The forest has a high diversity of lichens, including the globally rare boreal felt lichen and blue felt lichen. The river itself is a provincially designated salmon river with a healthy population of Atlantic salmon. The area also neighbours the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, providing protection and resources for the species using that area.

What you will be doing

Nature Conservancy of Canada NL’s latest project is along the Salmonier River. The area also neighbours the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, providing protection and resources for the nearby Avalon herd of woodland caribou - an iconic species across Canada. With acquisition of this new land, we need your help and expertise to discover what bird species use the property.

Why you will love it

Be one of the first to experience NCC NL's newest project area!


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Please Note

Please come dressed for the weather in clothes you don't mind getting dirty or torn. Bring plenty of water, and wear footwear you are comfortable walking long distances through rugged terrain. NCC will provide snacks, and will have some field guides and binoculars available for participants, though volunteers are encouraged to bring their own equipment since we do not have enough for all participants. Driving directions, carpool options and parking information will be provided in the participant package and e-mail correspondence sent out prior to the event. The event will not proceed if it is raining - participants will receive a phone call from NCC staff as early as possible and the event will be postponed until the following day (Sunday, June 26). 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

Thanks to Vale and Husky Energy for making this event possible.

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 clothes
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Rubber boots (recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Field guides
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray