Birder's Guide

MAR 2016

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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34 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2016 Birding Newfoundland winters, and even more unexpected species show up from time to time. Up to a dozen species of gull can sometimes be seen in the run of a day. EUROPEAN RARITIES Many birders also travel to Newfoundland for European rarities, mainly in spring and winter. Some European waterfowl and gulls now winter regularly in the province, while others pop in occasionally to give birders a thrill. Numerous species of European shore- birds and songbirds have been recorded in Newfoundland, including some that have been seen nowhere else in North America. Be sure to check out birdersguide. aba.org for more information on this phenomenon. Newfoundland offers excellent birding throughout the seasons set against stunning natural backdrops. Short visits are often enough to take in major sites in any given region, although the island is big and var- ied enough to keep visitors busy for much longer stays. Excellent online information to help plan your trip may be found at Bird•The•Rock (birdtherock.com) and eBird Canada resources (ebird.ca). Left, clockwise from bottom: n Purple Sandpiper. Photo © Brad James n Rock Ptarmigan. Photo © Darroch Whitaker n Ivory Gull. Photo © Jared Clarke n Tufted Duck. Photo © Brad James n American Redstart. Photo © Jared Clarke

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