Birding in Newfoundland

It’s for the Birds

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Murres and Kittiwakes

Millions of sea birds come to nest on the five bird islands in Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland during the summer breeding season to lay eggs and to raise their chicks. Witless Bay is about 50 km south of St. John’s off Route 10 in eastern Newfoundland. We got on a tour boat from Bay Bulls to tour the Witless Bay in July 2005 to see millions of busy seabirds as shown in the following pictures.

Many seabirds nest on cliffs of the bird island. They include puffins, common murres, razorbills, black-legged Kittiwakes and northern fulmars. Bird enthusaaist love this area for the shear excitment and range of wildlife of the area. Check out this post from 10,000 Birds:

“I had a hard time leaving the Witless Bay area, but managed to add eight seabirds to my life list. Apart from reinforcing my obsession and love for anything auk-like, who knew that I’d return home reinvigorated to learn more about gulls?”

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Whale House Guest House offers luxury boutique private suites with outdoor hot tubs overlooking humpback whale feeding grounds. Located next to the east coast trail in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, just 30 min from downtown St. John’s.

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