Nova Scotia is a place of great bird diversity.  We have forests and fens, mudflats and meadows, streams and shorelines—all habitats for birds.

Unfortunately, many bird populations are in decline, including common species. One of the main threats to birds is habitat loss. The Nature Trust has conservation lands which include significant and important habitat for rare bird species such as the Bobolink, Piping Plover, and Canada Warbler. We need to understand our bird populations so that we can protect more of these critical habitats.

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

Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View is a program that allows birders to do what they love—and help our conservation efforts.

  • All you have to do is visit Nature Trust Conservation Lands, spot birds and record your sightings online
  • All bird watchers are welcome. Want to improve your bird identification skills? We offer training through our partners
  • Check out our Events page for upcoming birding-related events

You can read more about our work in Conserving Critical Habitat for Birds here.

To sign up as a Bird’s Eye View volunteer birder, contact Ryan MacLean, our Volunteer Coordinator.


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