Tabusintac Waterfowl Survey

Event Details

October 21st, 2017, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tabusintac, New Brunswick
Inventories and Monitoring

Calling all birders – experienced or not! Join NCC in surveying the beautiful Tabusintac Nature Reserve for waterfowl.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

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About Tabusintac

Tabusintac is NCC’s flagship site in northeast New Brunswick and encompasses an area of 1,117 acres (452 hectares). NCC has been working here since 1993. So far, NCC has acquired 18 parcels in the area through land donations and purchases.

The Tabusintac Estuary is a beautiful natural area that offers a safe haven for a wide variety of waterfowl and shorebirds. The sandy beaches provide critical nesting habitat for the nationally endangered piping plovers. There are only 6,000 of these birds remaining in the world.

What you will be doing

Join NCC as we survey the Tabusintac Nature Reserve for fall waterfowl numbers. This initial event will serve as a waterfowl survey training day to bring the group together and help to coordinate a longer-term once a week survey effort lasting 6 to 8 weeks. Longitudinal surveys help to provide a broader look at the type and number of species using the Baie Verte natural area. Gathering more comprehensive species information over time will allow for more effective monitoring and can help in future decision making processes.

Why you will love it

Birders, get excited! The Tabusintac Lagoon and River Estuary is an excellent example of a coastal barrier beach and lagoon wetland ecosystem, and is an internationally important wetland habitat for thousands of migrating waterfowl each fall and spring. Help us out with your birding skills to determine species and numbers of ducks and other waterfowl in the area. All levels of experience welcome.


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Please Note

Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package to those that register. Work will proceed showers or shine but will be postponed if there is heavy rain/snow, in which case volunteers will be contacted by phone. Please dress for the weather, and be prepared to walk through wet areas and along the shore. NCC will provide safety vests and a few scopes and binoculars but birders are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and scopes. NCC will also provide hot drinks and snacks after the event when we compare notes!

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

NB Wildlife Trust Fund
NB Environmental Trust Fund

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:

  • Warm clothing
  • Water-resistant footwear
  • Binoculars
  • Waterfowl ID guides
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications