Nova Scotia Bird Watching and Birding Adventures
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Nova Scotia Birding

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Bird Watching


Nova Scotia's finest birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and nature tours....

Nova Scotia offers you a wonderful opportunity to see some exceptional birds. Birders and naturalists can listen to the crashing of the waves, and the roar of rocks being pulled back to sea, watch gulls soar overhead, observe the Greater Blue Heron fishing, or a Cormorant spreading its wings to dry in the summer sun.

Nova Scotia's outfitters offer a full program of outdoor adventure, wildlife viewing, photography, art, culture, and eco-tours throughout the province. Multiple species allow hundreds of opportunities in most regions.

From day tripping to expedition-style cruising and small-group active holidays you can discover Nova Scotia like you've never seen it before..

You can learn more about Nova Scotia bird watching and wildlife viewing by clicking on the individual outfitter "name links" below for details and rates.

The location of each outfitter is shown for your convenience.

Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Mariner Cruises
Whale watching and sea bird tours of the Bay of Fundy from Westport, Brier Island, the 'Whale Watching Capital of Nova Scotia'.  Group or corporate discounts available; tours offered from early June to late October every year. Join Penny and Roy Graham for an adventure of a lifetime aboard 'The Chad and Sisters Two'.  All cruises are narrated by local naturalists, who are well-versed in the dozens of mammals and bird species that visit this important ecological region.

Enquiry about our new 'Big Savings for Two' travel adventure package. The package for two adults includes all taxes, one night's accommodation at the Bay of Fundy Inn (on Brier Island), continental breakfast and a whale watching tour (for two) from Marnier Cruises.

Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Martin's Sissiboo Hideaways
Choose a vacation rental from one of three locations in the province. It's a convenient way to plan your Nova Scotia vacation. Private home rentals on the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic coast, including Admiralty House, on the waterfront in the historic town of Lunenburg. For additional information on each rental, including booking procedures and reservation form, and a list of things to see and do during your visit, click on the link above.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

light house MotelJoin Capt. Walter Flower Jr. for a whale watching adventure and harbour tour aboard the 45 foot, Eastern Points. Explore the historic port of Lunenburg (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the unusual sea caves of Ovens Natural Park, see numerous species of shore birds and marine life and above all, observe a variety of whale species including Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales and others. Bring your camera there are dozens of photo opportunities.
Tours offered four times a day (May through October each year), from the historic waterfront at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Book early for best availability especially during the peak summer months. See our website for all the details, including our booking form and a list of what you could see on a Lunenburg Whale Watching Tour of Southern Nova Scotia.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

Great Earth Expeditions
Great Earth Expeditions has catalogued some of the best hiking and walking trails in Nova Scotia. Choose from one of seven popular tours or consider a custom tour for your next group or corporate function. Each tour includes a souvenir t-shirt, lunch, drinks and transportation to and from your motel or

 Planning to be in Halifax on a business trip or family outing? Ask about our 'Glimpse Back in Time' tour of McNabs Island. This half day guided adventure to the mouth of Halifax Harbour is as informative as it is exciting. The island has a vast history that includes ghosts, treasure and sea serpents. Call Ryan for more information or book your tour online.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

Rossignol Surf Shop
Surfing Tours, guided sea kayaking tours, kayak, wetsuit and surfboards sales and rentals, surfing apparel and more, Rossignol Surf Shop has everything you need to conquer those big waves this summer. And the staff at Rossignol are experienced in every aspect of the sport. They can offer helpful advice and information on surfboard purchases, surfing accessories and local surfing destinations.

Rossignol's popular Learn to Surf Clinics are held from mid-May until October every year.  Advanced bookings are recommended. Just fill out the form on our 'surfing' page. The Surf Shop is now located at White Point Beach Resort, Hunts Point, Queens County, Nova Scotia. Join us for a summer (and fall) of fun and surfing in South Western Nova Scotia!

Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Martin's Sissiboo Hideaways
Our beautifully crafted, waterfront cabin is the perfect getaway. High on the bank of the Sissiboo River, Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway offers everything you expect from a luxury vacation rental. Enjoy the open pit barbecue with family and friends, the serenity of an early morning paddle on the river or the complete relaxation found in a good book in front the beach-stone fireplace - it's all here for the taking! 

Open 12 months of the year our post and beam cottage is just a short drive from the Digby Ferry and about a two and half hour drive from Halifax. Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway, is surrounded by pristine woods, walking trails and lush hardwood growths. It is a great vacation destination and a convenient home base for the active outdoor enthusiast. Reservations are recommended. Book now for best availability.

Tatamagouche - North Shore

Balmoral Farm Vacation
Offering the perfect Nova Scotia vacation Balmoral Farm is 250 acres of peaceful, pastoral Nova Scotia, countryside exclusively yours to enjoy. . It's ideal for a private Nova Scotia vacation, intimate honeymoon, anniversary or ecotourism adventure. One of the nicest farm homes in Nova Scotia, it's fully equipped and just minutes from the beautiful Northumberland beach area. The ideal central location for short day trips exploring Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Serious bird watchers and novices alike enjoy the advantages of our unique location along the Atlantic Migratory Flyway. We have some 450 bird species visiting or resident in our beautiful province. The region has numerous fresh and salt water marsh areas, ideal habitat for migratory bird species. For your convenience, a Nova Scotia Bird Check List is presented on the website.

Eastern Shore - Nova Scotia

Osprey Shores Resort on Nova Scotia’s scenic Marine Drive blends exceptional recreational activities with an enjoyable golf course and the amenities of an historic seaside village. Osprey Shores beautiful vistas make it a special place for a golf tournament, wedding, corporate retreat or family reunion, or romantic getaway. Osprey Shores Family Inn provides 10 affordable newly renovated guest rooms on the resort grounds with a complimentary continental breakfast.

Osprey Shores provides exceptional recreational activities for families. Reel in some fishing at on one of our renowned salmon and trout fishing rivers and lakes, swim in our outdoor pool, hike the most eastern point of mainland Canada catch some waves at our beaches, bicycle our trails and roadways, moor your boat in sheltered Mussel Cove, or watch for birds in our beautiful nature areas.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

It's a pleasant drive down the Clyde River Road. The river, on the right, like the tree-lined, country road, twists and turns at every bend.
There are seven cottages nestled among the hardwood trees (four two-bedroom and three single-bedroom), each on their own lot for added privacy.. Each 'housekeeping' unit has everything you need for a family vacation. Guests have free access to our fleet of canoes, pedal boats and bicycles. There are horseshoes to pitch, trout ponds to investigate, a hiking trail and playground to explore, an outdoor volleyball court and a heated, inground swimming pool. There are nany area attractions to see.

Birding enthusiasts will love the opportunity to count and record common and often rare species of birds - right on the premises! There are ring-necked pheasants, spruce and ruffed grouse, downy and hairy woodpeckers, flickers, yellow warblers, chipping sparrows, dark-eyed juncos and purple finches just to mention a few. And for the more serious birders, Shelburne County offers eight of the most spectacular birding destinations in the province - all just a short drive from Clyde River Cottages.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

For those who love the peace and tranquility of a cottage retreat, come and enjoy all the comforts of home and more. Spend your days touring the beautiful Lighthouse Route, Evangeline Trail, or even Halifax, and return for an evening swim in your very own private, indoor, heated pool. This cottage is fully equipped with a fireplace and tastefully decorated for your comfort. Satellite TV and computer with internet is also provided.

Quiet setting in Upper Clyde, 1 ¼ hr. from Yarmouth & 20 minutes from Shelburne @ exit 26 take the Ohio Road. Nestled in tall Pine & hardwood trees, & minutes from beaches, fishing, birding, hiking, canoeing & golf. Take a hike on great trails & catch a glimpse of white tail deer.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals offers distinctive holiday homes and vacation rentals along Nova Scotia’s famous Lighthouse Route
known for its spectacular beaches, delicious seafood, friendly folk and lively festivals. Whether it's a beach house with an ocean view, a cozy cottage on a lake or a cabin in the woods, we can help you find the perfect cottage rental to fit your vacation needs.

From bird watching to beach combing; hiking to biking; sailing to kayaking; there are always things to do, festivals to attend, events to see. Spend an afternoon soaking up the sun on one of our many deserted white sandy beaches. Take in a round of golf. Learn to kayak in our sheltered bays and coastal inlets. Watch as bald eagles glide gracefully overhead. Discover the rich heritage of our maritime history - twelve Lighthouses dot the shoreline.

North Shore - Nova Scotia

Stonehame Lodge & Chalets sits atop Fitzpatrick Mountain in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada offering spectacular vistas over the rolling farmland and forests and outward over the waters of the Northumberland Strait and beyond. Our four star retreat offers nine beautifully appointed log chalets and five private guest rooms in our lodge, with country decor and furnishings and many of the amenities of home. Dining is available.

The woodland trails of Stonehame can be breathtaking. The Fitzpatrick Trail is ranked in the top 5 trails in Nova Scotia by several mountain bike clubs. Fitzpatrick Mountain is a wonderful place for bird watching and exploring nature, in general. You may well experience chance meetings with our native white-tailed deer, squirrels, chipmunks, bald eagles or rabbits. We have binoculars available at the front desk to rent as well as literature on local flora and fauna.

Eastern Shore - Nova Scotia

Welcome to historic DesBarres Manor Inn, your Nova Scotia luxury inn by the sea. Come learn about our Inn’s rich history, savour our fine dining, relax in luxurious guest accommodations. Our rich history and the uncompromising natural surroundings provide you with an extensive range of touring opportunities including historical tours, golf, sea kayaking, salmon and trout fishing, hiking, cycling, beachcombing and birding.

Only 20 minutes from DesBarres Manor Inn, the Canso Barrens extend northeastwards from New Harbour to Cape Canso. The area is composed of rounded bodies of white granite that appear as knolls in the landscape, rising up to 200 m above sea level. The Barrens are a breeding ground for gulls, cormorants, herons, terns and the Common Eider. A favourite spot for picking wild blueberries.

Nova Scotia's natural beauty and abundance are province wide.

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