Newfoundland Travel - Winter Birdwatching

Updated: Jan 30

As winter embraces the landscape of Newfoundland, species of winter birds begin to flock to its northern shores.

Snow covered mountain peaks in the distance, gulls soar over the ice covered Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John's.
On a bright winter morning, two gulls soar over a snow covered pond in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Winter is an excellent time to observe the many species of gulls, ducks, songbirds, sea birds, and raptors that populate the island. Here is a small cross-section of birds that I regularly see in eastern Newfoundland. #newfoundland #holiday #nature #wildlifephotography #birdwatching


This red headed beauty, the female hooded merganser wading close to the shores of Virginia Lake, Newfoundland.
Female hooded merganser wading close to the shores of Virginia Lake, Newfoundland.

This rock pigeon, its wings extended, is preparing to land on the edge of an ice sheet at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland..
This rock pigeon, its wings extended, is preparing to land on the edge of an ice sheet at Quidi Vidi Lake.

Double crested cormorant, wings extended over its head, is landing on a fresh water pond in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Double crested cormorant, wings extended over its head, is landing on a fresh water pond in St. John's.

This female northern flicker woodpecker is kicking up snow as it soars over a patio railing in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland.
This female northern flicker woodpecker is kicking up snow as it soars over a patio railing in Pouch Cove.

This northern pintail duck is swimming peacefully in a tranquil pond which has a thin border of ice.
This northern pintail duck is swimming peacefully in a tranquil pond which has a thin border of ice.

Herring gull, its wings extended, is preparing to land on an ice covered pond.
Herring gull, its wings extended, is preparing to land on an ice covered pond.

This American crow, head bent and looking down, is standing on a snow dusted patio railing in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland.
This American crow is standing on a snow dusted patio railing in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland.

Glaucous gull stepping on a snow covered bank in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Glaucous gull stepping on a snow covered bank in St. John's.

Tufted duck, water dripping off its feathers, wades in the shallow water at the duck pond in Bowring Park, Newfoundland.
Tufted duck, water dripping off its feathers, wades in the shallow water at the duck pond in Bowring Park.

Dark eyed junco, a berry in its mouth, is standing on snow covered groundcover.
Dark eyed junco, a berry in its mouth, is standing on snow covered groundcover.

Juvenile bald eagle standing on thin ice near a water hole on a pond in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Juvenile bald eagle standing on thin ice near a water hole on a pond in St. John's.

Female lesser scaup swimming in a pond at Bowring Park, Newfoundland.
Female lesser scaup swimming in a pond at Bowring Park, Newfoundland.

Blue jay eating berries next to a bird feeder, snow caught on its beak.
Blue jay eating berries next to a bird feeder, snow caught on its beak.

The beautiful red, yellow, and brown colored Eurasian Wigeon paddling near the shallow shores of Quidi Vidi Lake, Newfoundland.
Eurasian Wigeon paddling near the shallow shores of Quidi Vidi Lake, Newfoundland.

Adult bald eagle soaring near the surface of an ice covered pond.
Adult bald eagle soaring near the surface of an ice covered pond.

Their wings outstretched, these two black headed gulls landing simultaneously on an ice covered lake in St. John's.
Two black headed gulls landing simultaneously on an ice covered lake in St. John's.

This American wigeon, its wings and tail extended, soars over a snow covered bank in St. John's, Newfoundland.
This American wigeon, its wings and tail extended, soars over a snow covered bank in St. John's, Newfoundland.

I'm sure you will agree that, even in the winter season, taking time to explore the nature and wildlife that surrounds us is a beautiful experience. Please follow my Newfoundland Travel Blog to see my work on some other popular tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland. I'd be delighted to hear from you so why not contact me today?

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