Birds of New Brunswick

NB Provincial Bird Black-capped Chickadee

Birds of New Brunswick Specialties

  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Black-legged kittiwake
  • Swainson’s thrush
  • Osprey
  • Pine grosbeak
  • Fieldfare
  • 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

New Brunswick Winter Bird List

New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists

Where Do You Want To Go Birding in NB?

Birding Pals New Brunswick

Maritimes Breeding Bird Atlas

7 Responses to Birds of New Brunswick

  1. David Huntington says:

    I just saw 4 or 5 rare birds below my feeders in Memramcook. The looked like redpolls with snowy chests.

    Before I had the camera ready they flew, it was the snow plow. I found a picture that suggests they were Hoary Redpolls (arctic birds?), a long way south and east.

    http://birding.about.com/b/2013/01/03/bird-of-the-week-hoary-redpoll.htm

    I hope they show up again.

  2. We have an official provincial FACEBOOK page for New Brunswick ….its here: http/www.facebook.com/groups/379126472182336/ or find it with FACEBOOK BIRDING NB OISEAUX NB

  3. Wendy Wright says:

    I was just wondering if it is normal to see a large flock of well over one hundred robins on your lawn in January? I have never seen this in my lifetime. It was amazing to watch them all. I mostly see up to 5 on my lawn from March on but never this early. They were accompanied by four blue jays. I live in Beaver Harbour NB.

  4. Robin Whittaker says:

    I have been seeing this hawk at Petersville all spring and summer right up until today September 13th. I make the trip to Oromocto once a week and keep an eye out for him. He is usually spotted somewhere between Coleman Brook and the graveyard just past the exit at Petersville. I suspect he likes that area because of the telephone poles and some field area. However, today I saw him about 5 miles past Petersville, and only by accident, high up on a tree beside the road. I have been trying to identify him as he has a lot of white and I am looking at photos of a ferrunginous hawk, but from what I have read so far they are usually seen in the prairies.
    I am curious now and will keep researching. I will take the camera next week in the hope of seeing him and getting a photo.

  5. Yesterday while working at a customers house, I saw a Turkey Vulture in Shepody, NB. This large bird is very impressive in size, and flight.

  6. Jack Myers says:

    I live in Edmundston N.B. Last week a white Pelican was spotted on Long Lake in St Agatha Maine. Article was reported in FiddleHead Focus. he Lake is about 5 miles s the crow flies.

  7. jean Mowatt says:

    just saw a hawk type as I approached Petersville Hill June 20/13 at 4pm. Sun was starting to go toward treetops. The hawk was magnificant. It’s head and breast was white, beak beige, and wing shoulders tight to it’s body was fawn colour. The bird appeared to be larger than smaller hawks and closer to the size of an osprey. Any ideas?

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