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Bird Watching - Water Birds

Bird watching enthusiasts will be captivated by the abundance & diversity of the wild birds in NL. Check out some of the island's many species of gulls. Please check out Backyard Birds, Birds of Prey, and Ducks as well.

Herring gull holding a rock in its mouth as it takes flight from Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, NL.
Herring gull

Belted kingfisher perched in a tree overlooking Virginia Lake, St. John's, NL.
Belted kingfisher

Double crested cormorant standing on lakeside reeds with its head bowed and mouth open.
Double crested cormorant

Atlantic puffin soaring overhead in the clear blue sky at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, NL.
Atlantic puffin

Semipalmated plover standing atop an oceanside cliff in Pouch Cove, NL.
Semipalmated plover

Ring billed gull wading in shallow water at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, NL.
Ring billed gull

Common loon wading in the turquoise ocean water alongside the Pouch Cove boat launch.
Common loon

Black headed gull wading in the water at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, NL.
Black headed gull

Grand shearwater taking flight from the ocean surface near the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in NL.
Grand shearwater

Common tern standing in shallow water holding a fish in its mouth at Kenny's Pond, St. John's, NL.
Common tern

Common murre flying overhead at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.
Common Murre

Common murre and black legged kittiwake atop a cliff at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in NL.
Common murre and black legged kittiwake

American coot walking from the shore back into the water at Virginia Lake, St. John's, NL.
American coot

Greater yellowlegs walking in shallow water at Virginia Lake, St. John's, NL.
Greater yellowlegs

Lesser black backed gull walking on an ice-covered lake surface.
Lesser black backed gull

One rock pigeon is giving its partner an affectionate nip on the neck as they stand together on a  patchy lawn.
Rock pigeon

Iceland gull standing on an icy water bank at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, NL.
Iceland gull


The semipalmated sandpiper walks over rocks in shallow ocean water at Middle Cove Beach.
Semipalmated sandpiper

Northern gannet with its wings spread widely is soaring overhead in the clear blue sky.
Northern gannet

Northern gannets diving in the Atlantic at St. Vincent's, NL.
Northern gannet diving

Great black backed gull gliding over the coast of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland
Great black backed gull

Juvenile great black backed gull preening itself on an oceanside cliff in Pouch Cove, NL.
Juvenile great black backed gull

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Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog standing on a bridge overlooking a forest clearing and waterfall.
Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog

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