The Shamper’s Bluff Natural Area is located in the lower Saint John River Valley on the Kingston peninsula, approximately 40 km northeast of the city of Saint John. The area lies between Kingston and Gorham’s Creek, just south of the bottom of Belleisle Bay near its junction with the Saint John River. Shamper’s Bluff and the surrounding area provides habitat for myriad of terrestrial and aquatic species. The most prominent avian residents of Shamper’s Bluff have been a breeding pair of Bald Eagles. A variety of forest birds also occur here including woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers. Various species of waterfowl have also been observed in the surrounding area.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)