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Kouchibouguac National Park

Winter Birdwatchers
Kouchibouguac is a favourite winter destination for birders.
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Winter Birdwatching

There may be fewer birds around in winter, but with no leaves on the trees, they’re easier to see!

In the winter, the best place to observe birds is from our trails, which are accessible by walkingsnowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Species you may encounter include (but are not limited to):

  • Blue Jay
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • American Goldfinch
  • Lincoln’s sparrow (?)
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl

Meet other birders by participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count held in mid-December.

This winter in Kouchibouguac, you won’t need a smartphone to hear tweets!

For Your Safety

  • Remember that you are responsible for your own safety and security!
  • In case of an accident or emergency call 911. Be prepared for the possibility that you may have to wait for help if you have an accident.
  • Cell phone coverage is not available everywhere. Pay phones are located at Pijeboogwek and at the visitor reception centre.
  • Avoid hypothermia and frostbites by dressing appropriately. Be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Check air temperature and wind chill factor before skiing.
  • Make sure to tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Stay on designated trails.
  • Check ice conditions before crossing rivers and estuaries.

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Cross Country Ski Backcountry Camping Hiking Snowshoeing Tobogganing Abri rustique Birdwatching