Spring Birds at Miramichi Marsh
Miramichi Marsh (Miramichi Nature Trail) – Located near “Retirement Miramichi” features approximately 2 kilometres of easy to walk trails that wind around three ponds and skirt an extensive marsh area. The trails offer an excellent opportunity to view a wide variety of birds that enjoy a fresh water habitat.
There is also a nearby good mix of wooded and open areas that support a diversity of songbirds. Members of the Miramichi Naturalists’ Club have recorded in excess of 100 bird species either inhabiting this area in the summer of using it as a stopping off point during migration.
May through July are perhaps the best months to visit as the area is very active through the breeding season. As many as eight duck species raise their young in these ponds and marshlands in addition to Pied-billed Grebes, Sora, Tree Swallows and Eastern Kingbirds and of course Canada Geese. King fishers, Northern Harriers and Merlins also make frequent visits.
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