Newfoundland Birding with Canadian Geographic
Departing June 5, 2024
Seabirds are diverse; along with black guillemots, Eagle-Eye’s Newfoundland birding tour offers a remarkable diversity of spectacular scenery unlike anywhere else in North America. Nature abound. Fabulous seabird colonies dot the Avalon Peninsula – thousands of northern gannets, Atlantic puffins, black-legged kittiwakes and murres, with lesser numbers of razorbills and black guillemots, are nesting at this time. Caribou and moose are often photographable along the roadsides. Landbirds include such interesting species as gray-cheeked thrush, boreal chickadee, blackpoll warbler, crossbills, and rock and willow ptarmigan. We spend three days in Gros Morne National Park, a stunningly beautiful area of mountains, fjords, sand dunes and wetlands.
Day 1: Arrival at St. John’s
Days 2: St. John’s, Cape Spear and Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
Days 3-4: Southeast Avalon Peninsula
Day 5: Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve
Day 6: Terra Nova National Park
Day 7: Bonavista & Elliston
Day 8: Trinity to St. John’s
Day 9: Departure
Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador
Dr Dave Williams is an astronaut, aquanaut, pilot, emergency physician, scientist, CEO and Fellow of the RCGS. He has flown to space twice, logging over thirteen million kilometres in space and over seventeen hours of spacewalks. He holds the Canadian spacewalking record and was the first Canadian to have lived and worked in space and on the world’s only undersea research habitat. He is the recipient of seven honorary degrees, the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He has written eight books including his best-selling memoire Defying Limits, Lessons from the Edge of the Universe, and the ever-popular book Why Am I Taller, What Happens to an Astronaut’s Body in Space released last year. His most recent book Space on Earth, How Thinking Like an Astronaut Can Help Save the Planet was released in the spring 2023.