Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve

Newfoundland & Labrador

This major seabird colony hosts breeding-season populations of tens of thousands of northern gannet, black-legged kittiwake and common murre. Viewing is easy, with land sightings as close as 10m. There are also thick-billed murres, razorbills, black guillemots, double-crested and great cormorants, and northern fulmars. Call ahead to reserve a free guided tour.

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