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1099 HWY 312 - Box 33 Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0
GPS: N46 17.089 W60 32.515

Telephone
1-902-929-2563
Toll Free (Canada & US) 1-877-2PUFFIN (1-877-278-3346)
Email info@puffinboattours.ca

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The Bird Islands which are an official bird sanctuary located one mile off Cape Dauphin are two islands called Hertford and Ciboux and are home to a great number of sea birds each year. Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours offers a full 2.5 hour bird watching experience where you can look along the rugged seacoast for species that do not nest at the Bird Islands and then be amazed with all the seabirds when we arrive at the Islands.


Puffin Tours (and other sea birds)

Atlantic Puffin Mid-May to late August
Puffins and RazorbillsAbove: Puffins and a couple of razorbills

Black Guillemot May to mid September
Razorbill May to mid September
Great Cormorant May to mid September
Double-crested Cormorants May to mid September
Herring Gull May to September
Black-legged Kittiwake May to mid August
Ruddy Turnstones June to August
Bald Eagles May to September
Grey Seals - the favourite of young and old! - at the islands mid June to late October

Birds usually seen on the way to and from the Islands:

Artic Terns, Common Loons, Common Eiders, White-winged and Surf Scoters, Red-breasted Mergansers, Belted Kingfishers, Great Blue Heron.

When you're not busy viewing birds you'll be capitivated with the spectacular rugged coastline and maybe even a whale!



Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron posing

Photo Credit: Cindy & Eric Slinn
(see more of their photos in our photo gallery coming soon)

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