Birding is a very popular activity here in the Codroy Valley. People come from all over for the chance to spot rare or exotic species. Over one third of all bird species ever seen in Newfoundland have been sighted here.
This is a natural stop over for many birds and fowl as they migrate north or south over the course of the year. The Codroy Valley International Wetlands is of particular interest, with high concentrations of the winged creatures, however, a
large variety of birds can be found throughout the valley.
Some notable species that have been spotted in the Codroy Valley include: The Ruby Throated Humming Bird, Northern Parulas, Cape Mays, Bobolinks, Eastern Wood Pewees, Olive Sided Flycatchers, Eastern Kingbirds, Pied Billed Grebes, Bonapartes Gulls, Piping Plovers, Gray Catbirds, Sandpipers, Winter Wrens, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, and the list goes on and on...
Be sure youíre armed with a pair of binoculars, a camera, a reliable birderís book, and perhaps a picnic basket filled with a lunch. Afterwards you can even discuss your sightings with fellow birders over a cup of tea and scones at the Wreckhouse Haven Tea Room.
Further information and a list of bird sightings can be found at the Codroy Valley Wetland Interpretation Centre.