Coastal bird watching on Cape Sable Island
Pack your binoculars: southwest Nova Scotia is one of the best birding destinations in Canada. Mixed habitat (woodlands, coastal salt marshes and open ocean) supports a diversity of species. Cape Sable Island, for example, has been designated an important breeding and migration site for the endangered Piping Plover. Always enjoy birds from a safe distance, particularly when they are breeding, feeding and resting, and please respect all signage regarding wildlife and private property.