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Observation

Wildlife

Rabbit_smallThe Fundy Trail corridor offers an abundant species of wildlife. Many moose and deer sighting are not unusual. Discover other mammals in the park such as rabbits, porcupines, bears, fox, bobcat, coyotes, chipmunks and squirrels.

Birdwatching

FalconBirdwatching expeditions are becoming more and more popular. Whether observing spectacular hawks or eagles in the wild or seabirds over the ocean, listening for warblers in the forest, or the first spring birds at the feeder, the Fundy Trail is home to a variety of birds.

Some of the bird species found in the park include the merlin, merganzers, warblers, robins, osprey, woodpeckers, wrens, finch, gulls, hummingbirds, crows, eagles, jays, and the Black Capped Chickadee (the New Brunswick Provincial bird).

Perhaps you have great pictures or videos you've taken while birdwatching on the Fundy Trail. There is an online community where birdwatchers can place their video and pictures from their tours: birdcinema.com.

Ecology

DeerThe Fundy Escarpment is one of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Florida and Labrador.

The Fundy Escarpment is a two-kilometre wide corridor (one kilometre of land and one kilometre into the Bay of Fundy) stretching from Fownes Beach in St. Martins to the western boundary of Fundy National Park. The one kilometre width is considered essential because most of the ecosystem dynamics of the Bay of Fundy exist within this area, including nutrient-rich salt marshes, tidal flats and the dramatic Fundy tides. The Bay of Fundy is the breeding habitat for Right Whales and is one of the best natural marine and terrestrial observation areas in the world.

MushroomThe corridor offers abundant natural habitat for flora and fauna, offering many species of native plants as well as 250-year-old trees. Moose and other animal sightings are not unusual.

A full Environmental Impact Assessment of the Fundy Escarpment and the Fundy Trail assures maximum appreciation of the phenomenal natural resources of the area while minimizing environmental intrusions and impact.

The Fundy Trail is currently cooperating with a group composed of Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Environment Canada, New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources & Energy, the Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Big Salmon River Angling Association who have undertaken a study to monitor water quality and fish counts in the Big Salmon River.