Common Tern with fish. Simon d'Entremont

Understanding and conserving birds is critical in Nova Scotia – for the benefits birds provide locally and for the role they play in global biodiversity.

Birds provide many critical natural services such as insect pest control, plant pollination and seed dispersal. They are also effective indicators of biological diversity because they respond rapidly to ecosystem changes.

Unfortunately, many bird populations are in decline, including common species. One of the main threats they face is habitat loss. This can be partially addressed through land and habitat conservation. Several of our protected properties across Nova Scotia provide habitat for rare bird species such as the Bobolink, Piping Plover, and Canada Warbler.

Nova Scotia is a birder’s paradise. We have wonderful bird habitats – forests and fens, mudflats and meadows, street corners and shorelines.

Due to our location on the Atlantic Flyway, migration seasons provide exceptional opportunities to see birds from afar. The Flyway brings seasonal migrants to Nova Scotia throughout the year. The province provides vital feeding, resting, and breeding sites for many migrants, as well as resident bird species.

We can tackle the numerous and substantial threats that bird populations face. With our focus on conserving critical bird habitat, the Nature Trust is actively to protecting key bird habitats in Nova Scotia.


  • Create a strong volunteer birder network to help advance effective conservation and management of priority bird habitats.
  • Protect habitat for our most at-risk bird species

How You Can Help

Thank You to our Recent Land Donors

  • Nova Scotia Bird Society Sanctuary Trust
  • Acadia University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Sharon Taylor
  • Anonymous Donor

Thank You to Our Partners in Bird Conservation

Thank You to Our Major Supporters


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