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Where the Arctic meets the Maritimes...

For most of our Arctic birding we've got to hop on a plane and head to some remote outpost in the far north. But Atlantic Canada holds an Arctic secret: Newfoundland. There we can fly into St. John's, check out the teeming seabird colonies along the coast (huge numbers of puffins, murres, kittiwakes, and more), then head down the Avalon Peninsula, where we're immediately in a tundra environment...we know it by the Willow Ptarmigan and Caribou to be seen on the low-cut landscape -- classic markers of the far north. Guide Chris Benesh captured this cool image of a ptarmigan in flight on our 2017 Newfoundland & Nova Scotia tour, showing its summer brown body and still-white wings.

Our itinerary for this tour visits southeastern Newfoundland first, then rather than making a flight back to more temperate areas we make an overnight ferry ride (with some good seabird watching on each end) to Nova Scotia -- and we're right back in the land of boreal and mixed forests for a wonderful diversity of breeding warblers, Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, and much more. Chris will be joined once again by co-leader Cory Gregory for this summer's tour, scheduled for Jul 1-11. There is one space still available as of this writing. Contact our office if you'd like to join Chris and Cory for the best of Atlantic Canada!

Don't forget also to view our 2017 illustrated triplist at the link below. It will give you a great taste of last year's tour.


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