Birding in Southern Kings County - Prince Edward Island

Birding - Southern Kings County


iconOne of the best places to find forest birds in the province is the Valleyfield Demonstration Woodlot (Route #325 just north of Route #354.) A one hour walk along the trail here should result in seeing a wide variety of birds such as warblers, woodpeckers, fly catchers, hawks, owls and sparrows. This site is one of many within the Montague River Watershed that offer good birding. icon


iconOld Mill Trail (Route #326 off Route #4 in Montague) and Egolfs Pond (Route #315 just east of Route #325) both have forest and wetland habitat. Both are good areas for wading birds, waterfowl, kingfishers and meadow species such as bobolinks. Look for a pamphlet "Off the Beaten Path - A Nature Lovers Guide to the Montague Watershed" in the Vistor Information Centres for more information.
iconWithin the town of Murray River is a protected natural area on McLure's Pond. This site contains mature red and white pine and mixed woodland along winding roads and trails. The ponds shoreline and adjacent riparian zone offers good habitat for a variety of species.icon


iconFor those who would like to drive the narrow scenic roads of the area, birding along the Klondyke Road (Route #205), County Line Road, and the Old Mill Road at New Perth is usually quite rewarding. There is a comprehensive booklet available - "Scenic Heritage Roads" - free of charge from the Island Nature Trust Or Visitor Information Centres.
iconShore birds are common on sand bars and inlets such as Poverty Beach near Murray Harbour North. Access from Route #17 at Irvings Cape. Shorebirds also frequent inner bays such as St.Mary's Bay near Panmure Island. Park at panmure Island Province and walk across the road to the mud flats. Late July to mid August is the best time to find migrating shorebirds.icon

iconWaterfowl is featured at the Harvey Moore Wildlife Management Area on Route #4 north of Milltown Cross, but a variety of habitats along the trails here support warblers, vireos, woodpeckers and more.
iconAreas nearby that offer good birding include salt marshes at Orwell, woodland trails at Macphail Woodlot (Orwell), the shoreline of St. Peter's Bay, and the extensive marshes of Hillborough River at Mount Stewart.icon


iconAll of these areas have either trails or roads for access and are open to the public to visit. Sand dune areas and shores may have property boundaries that may not be clearly defined. Please stay on existing trails and roads while looking for some of over 300 species of birds spotted on the Island to date.

iconFor a complete checklist of Island birds, contact visitor information centres, the Island Nature Trust or the Department of Environmental Resources.

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