Birds of New Brunswick Specialties
- Black-capped chickadee
- Black-legged kittiwake
- Swainson’s thrush
- Pine grosbeak
- American black duck
- Piping plover
- Common tern
- Yellow-bellied flycatcher
389 species in 45 families
New Brunswick is situated on the eastern Atlantic coast of Canada. It is bounded on the north by Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula and Chaleur Bay, and to the east by the island of Nova Scotia, which is connected to New Brunswick by a narrow isthmus. The south of the province is bounded by the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world with a rise of 16 m.
New Brunswick has a landmass of 73,500 square kilometres, 85% of which is forest. The northern part of the province is quite mountainous. The interior consists mainly of a rolling plateau, flatter in the east and hillier in the southeast with elevations above 600 metres.
The southern landscape is characterized by hills sloping down to tidal marshes at the edge of the Bay of Fundy, whereas the eastern and central portions of the province consist of rolling hills cut by river valleys.
New Brunswick lies entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range. The northwestern part of the province is comprised of the remote and more rugged Miramichi Highlands, as well as the Chaleur Uplands and the Notre Dame Mountains with a maximum elevation of 820 metres.
Rare Bird Alert Hotlines
Moncton – French (506) 532-2873
Province Wide – English (506) 382-3825
New Brunswick Web Links