Birder's Guide

MAR 2018

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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day long. Particular weather conditions must come together for a large event to take place, in all likelihood mainly due to strong southwesterly winds in altitude the night before. In late April, juncos, sparrows, and kinglets will be the most abundant species. Table 2 shows some exceptional daily counts recorded in recent years in the region, mostly from the Tadoussac dunes. Saguenay-St.Lawrence Marine Park The recurrent availability of rich krill patches makes the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park a highly attractive area for predators such as small pelagic fishes, whales, and seabirds. Thousands of tons of two species of krill, Thysanoessa raschi and Meganyctiphanes norvegica, are the basis of the daily feast of minke, fin, humpback, and even blue whales at the head of the Laurentian Introducing Tadoussac 48 Birder's Guide to Travel | April 2018 n Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Photo © Samuel Denault n Panoramic view of Tadoussac. Photo © Nuria Pascual

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