New Brunswick & Grand Manan with Canadian Geographic

Birdwatching on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick.
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Departing August 14, 2023

Eagle-Eye’s New Brunswick & Grand Manan birding tour combines diverse bird life with beautiful panoramas of wildflowers, picturesque fishing villages and fabulous views of whales.

We visit Grand Manan Island when fall migration peaks for several groups of birds, and we could see well over 20 species of warblers, including a good chance for rarities like prairie warbler. The interior forests support breeding populations of black-backed woodpecker, spruce grouse, white-winged crossbill and boreal chickadee. As well as northern gannets, we are quite likely to see great and sooty shearwaters, razorbills, Atlantic puffins, common and Arctic terns, and northern fulmars, and there is always a good chance of seeing jaegers, storm-petrels and black-legged kittiwakes.

We also take in the amazing shorebird concentrations of the Bay of Fundy, renowned for the highest tides on earth, and the sand dunes of Kouchibouguac National Park.

Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador

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Marlis Butcher

Marlis Butcher is an environmental conservationist, author, and photographer.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and of The Explorers Club. Based in Ontario, Marlis volunteers on the board of directors of the Royal Botanical Gardens, and served on the board of the Bruce Trail Conservancy protecting the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. She’s a canoeist, kayaker, hiker, cyclist, Nordic skier, world traveller, and a “park bagger.”

Marlis is obsessed with getting to (aka “bagging”) all the national parks of Canada, and learning about her country. In 2019 she became the first visitor to all 47 Canadian parks. To inspire others to get to know the country, Marlis “shares the park experience” in her book “Park Bagger – Adventures in the Canadian National Parks,” published in 2021.