Cape St. Mary's Bird Watching Newfoundland

Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

 The grassy  cliffs of Cape St. Mary’s, along the south western tip of the Island of  Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula, support impressive populations of  birds, such as Murres, Kittiwakes, Gannets and other sea birds.  The  Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve is a Newfoundland tourism attraction  and a popular adventure travel destination for birders and Ornithology  experts. An easy walk gives visitors a view of Bird Rock and thousands  of sea birds.
Bird Rock is a sea stack standing just a few feet from  the main body of the Cape St. Mary’s headland.  The towering rock rises  100 meters from the sea.  Millions of years of erosion have worn away  the softer limestone that once connected the rock pinnacle to the cliff,  thus creating a natural refuge from the land-based predators of birds  eggs and chicks.  Bird Rock is the second largest gannet rookery in  North America.

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