Birds seen on the
The Gaspé Peninsula is home to many wildlife
species and among the more colour full are birds that frequent the
bluffs that border the ocean and those species that nest on the
mountain trees, cliffs and reefs.
Its not unusual to see Cormorant, Eider Duck,
Finch, Gannet, Harlequin and Sea Ducks as well as beautiful Heron, Robin
and as many as 10 varieties of Seagull. Of course, the area is home to
many varieties of song bird like Swallow, Wren, Flycatcher, Kingbird and
Some are quite rare for the Gaspé but because
of sightings we include them.
Sea birds: Turn, Gull, Storm-Petrel, Dovekie, Murre, Puffin, Auk,
Shearwater, Gannet, Cormorant and Albatrosse.
Song birds: Swallow, Wren, Flycatcher, Kingbird, Jay, Crow, Sparrow,
Chickadee, Wren and Thrush.
Marsh birds: Coot, Rail, Crane, Crake and Moorhen.
Water birds: Loon, Heron, Bittern, Egret, Ibis, Grebe and Duck and
Fowl and similar birds: Partridge, Pheasant and Grouse and rarely
people have see Ptarmigan.
Birds of prey: Eagle, Harrier, Hawk, Falcon and Osprey.
Sea shore birds: Plover, Killdeer, Yellowleg, Sandpiper, Curlew,
Godwit, Dowitcher, Woodcock, Jaeger and Phalarope.
Woodpeckers: Woodpecker, Sapsucker and Flicker.
Hawks: Common Nighthawk, Chuck-wills-widow and Whip-poor-will.
Hummingbirds: Swift and Hummingbird.
Dove and Pigeon