Bird Watching in PEI National Park
Did you know that PEI National Park is an important bird area? Learn more about the birds that call PEI's north shore home, or the ones that just pay a quick visit on their way through. Join us for the annual Big Week of Birding each spring, at one of the park's guided birding events, or create your own birding adventure on our beaches and trails.
Common Birds to Watch in PEI National Park
Beginner birders are most likely to spot one of these top ten species recorded observed by team submissions from a recent Big Week of Birding:
• Song Sparrow
• Yellow Warbler
• Belted Kingfisher
• Canada Goose
• Great Blue Heron
• Bonaparte's Gull
• White-Throated Sparrow
• Blue Jay
• Red-Winged Blackbird
Download this handy birding checklist and take it out with you on the trails!
Interested in detailed bird information relevant to Prince Edward Island National Park?
We have lots of data to help you create your own birding adventure. As a result of the annual PEI National Park Big Week of Birding event, Parks Canada staff and registered participants detected species at risk in the park and recorded their presence in national, multi-agency databases. Check out the results from the 2013 Big Week of Birding.
Want even more data? The PEI National Park birding team entered their checklist results from the annual Big Week of Birding into eBird, an international database maintained and used by non-profit and government agencies. Once at the eBird website, use common species to see checklists, or search for a rare siting to see where or when it was sited last.
PEINP’s Big Week of Birding
Join us for the Big Week of Birding held each spring at PEI National Park. Parks Canada is looking forward to having local enthusiasts of all skill levels come out to the park to enjoy bird watching and help staff understand more about the birds that call the north shore of PEI home.
More details will be posted early in the new year. Want to plan in advance? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
o The Big Week of Birding
o PEI Field Checklist of Birds
o Results from the most recent Big Week of Birding
o Prince Edward Island bird news with latest sitings