East Coast Birds

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Close your eyes and imagine for a moment the sounds and sights of Canada’s East Coast. Seabirds clamber noisily along the wave beaten shore. Songbirds sing heartily from nearby perches as hikers fill their bellies with blueberries. An eagle soars patiently over the blue water of an inland sea. This is the Maritimes, with its diverse range of habitats which attract hundreds of bird species every year.

To some birds, the East Coast is home all year round. To others, it may be a place to start a family. Or it could be a pitstop in the long journey south. Occasionally, it is the first land an exhausted bird sees, thrown hundreds of miles off its course by a tropical storm. East Coast birds are as fascinating as they are varied. And you can learn all about them right here!

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