Torbay Gully Bird Survey

Event Details

June 23rd, 2018, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Torbay Gully, Newfoundland and Labrador
Inventories and Monitoring

Whether you’re a long-time birder or new to the birding game, this bird count is for you! Join us in the Torbay Gully to identify as many species as we can in this beautiful urban wetland. Please note: the early start time is to observe birds when they’re most active.

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

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Torbay Gully

NCC’s Torbay Gully Nature Reserve provides plant habitat and a wildlife refuge in an otherwise urban landscape. This open meadow landscape leads down into a freshwater marsh, which is further protected by a municipal stewardship agreement that was signed in 2015. Some of the plants found here include sweet gale, white meadowsweet and tall meadowrue. Osprey, American black duck and bald eagle are just a few of the bird species spotted in the area.

What you will be doing

Join NCC as we survey the Torbay Gully urban wetland for bird species. Volunteers will go out in groups to identify and count the bird species they see throughout the wetland.

Why you will love it

Treat yourself to a morning watching birds, meeting new people, and exploring! This is a great opportunity to learn more about local birds surrounding the St. John’s area and to contribute to a monitoring project. All levels of experience are welcome. Novice birders can gain some birding skills as they pair up with more experienced birders during the survey.


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Please Note

Please come dressed for the weather, bring water and comfortable footwear.
Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package to those who register. 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 June 24th). It is important to preregister online to ensure you receive event updates.
NCC will provide snacks, and will have the necessary survey materials available for participants, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own equipment if they prefer.

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
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Rain gear (just in case)
Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Binoculars
  • Scope
  • Bird ID books
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Reusable water bottle