The Digby Area Is A Top Destination For Bird Watching

Did you know that the Digby Area is a top destination in Canada for birders?

There have been nearly 300 species spotted here, including rarities such as Cattle Egret, Western Kingbird, Scarlet Tanager and Mississippi kite. We are also known for our Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Northern Gannets, Storm-Petrels, Warblers, Owls, Hawks, Bald Eagles, Petrels, Shearwaters, Phalaropes, and Songbirds.

One of the best spots to see birds is on Brier Island because it is located on the Atlantic Flyway. Brier Island is actually one of the most important areas in all of North America for migrating birds.

You don’t even have to be an expert to enjoy them. Wether it be witnessing their presence on local trails, or learning about them on whale watching tours, they are an exciting bonus in the bounty of natural beauty that makes up the Digby Area.

Photo: Peter’s Island Lighthouse

Photographer: Adam Hill