Other Birdwatching Sites
What makes Sackville such a popular birding area?
- It is located on a major route of the Atlantic Flyway for migrating birds.
- The diverse habitat of the area attracts many species. The habitats include: sea coast, beaches, tidal rivers, tidal mudflats, fresh water lakes, salt water marshes, fresh water marshes, brackish marshes, bogs, open pastures and Acadian forest.
- The hiking and walking trails in the area provide easy access to birding sites.
The Town of Sackville is central to numerous bird watching sites within a thirty-minute drive. Here are a few:
- Beech Hill Park
- Main town lagoon
- Middle Sackville lagoon
- Silver Lake
- High Marsh Road
- Mount Allison University swan pond
- Tantramar Wetlands Centre
Dorchester Cape & Johnson's Mills
Only 20 minutes from downtown Sackville, thousands of Semipalmated Sandpipers arrive in late July and early August to feed on the mud shrimp of the tidal flats. Please be considerate of the sandpipers and only observe the birds from the observation deck or the interpretive centre.
Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Located 15 minutes from Sackville, the 1200-acre (490-hectare) sanctuary is considered the best year-round birding site in the area and has marked trails and parking.
Red-winged Blackbird Trail
Located in Baie Verte, the 2 km trail winds along the Goodwin Pond and features lookout towers, picnic tables and benches.
Tintamarre National Wildlife Area
The 5000-acre (2000-hectare) Wildlife Area is only 15 minutes from Sackville. Several impoundments and large lakes are surrounded by coniferous forest. Although accessible by vehicle, please consult with the Sackville Visitor Information Centre before you visit the Wildlife Area.