Birding Riches Of The Halifax Area -- A Custom Tour

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Birding Riches Of The Halifax Area -- A Custom Tour

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Overview



Explore the delights of a year-round birding mecca.

Nova Scotia has a wealth of breeding and migrant birds that is the envy of most states and provinces. The list for just the Greater Halifax area exceeds 400 species, and many of its beautiful and productive birding sites are within easy reach of the port. Take a break from shipboard life and get out your binoculars.

This tour includes:
- Private vehicle and guide
- Opportunity to view birds and other wildlife
- Bird identification
- A great bird watching experience!

Each trip will have a unique itinerary, dependent upon the time of year, the day’s weather, the state of the tides, and the preferences of the participants.

In May through early July, we’ll likely visit breeding habitats--boreal and deciduous forest, salt marsh, and other terrestrial habitats.

From July through October, the potential sites are much more varied and most are aesthetically pleasing, in addition to being productive birding locales.

Your leader is a published author and editor of well-known birding books. You’ll be in good hands.

- Please note: All tour times are local port times.
- Please be aware that most Carnival Ships do not adjust to local time when in port. The actual time will be +1 from ship time. Please double check with your cruise line.
- In groups of 6, one traveler will not have a window seat.
- It may be possible to adapt the itinerary to search for specific species, so please communicate if there are any special birds you’d like to see, but please refer to your bird field guides in advance to ensure that the species might be present. Each participant will be provided with a checklist.
- Water will be available at all times.
- Please notify us in advance if you'll want to stop in a restaurant for lunch during the tour (lunch costs are not included in the tour fee) as this will effect planning for the day's activities.
- There will be numerous short walks away from the vehicle. These will often be on unpaved trails with occasional uneven ground and the possibility of small wet spots. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Nova Scotia has a maritime climate, producing weather that is changeable, cool, and moist. Temperatures on this trip will rarely exceed 75 F (25 C), and may be much cooler in the autumn. It is usually breezy (or windy) along the coast.
- Dress in layers, and remove or add them during the trip as required.
- Biting insects can be a nuisance in forested areas, especially in May and June. Bug repellent will be available, if required.

- This is a private tour, so if you wish to alter the itinerary "on the fly" it will often be possible to do so. We will try to be as flexible as possible.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 08:00 AM, duration: 6 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 09:00 AM, duration: 6 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 10:00 AM, duration: 6 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 11:00 AM, duration: 6 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking


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