Posted by: PMGDD | May 26, 2021

Nature Miramichi – Annual Hay Island Visit

Nature Miramichi is having its annual spring visit to Hay Island (Ile aux Foins) in Neguac this coming Saturday May 29th. We will meet at the parking area on the right side of the road just before the bridge to the island proper at 9:00 a.m. Hay Island is about 30 minutes north-east of Douglastown-Miramichi on Highway 11. (This is a bit of a late start for birding but this is a general visit and we have had lots of early starts lately!) Most of the trip is easy walking or driving but some people might like to walk along the beach to the northern tip of the island keeping an eye out for shorebirds.

It will likely be worthwhile to venture along short trails in the woods to check out warblers, but be certain to have insect repellant with you.

About one kilometer inside the village limits you will see a sign Ile aux Foins on the right, turn down rue Joseph.

Everyone is welcome, not just club members. Bring a snack or a lunch.

The Eurasian duck, a Garganey, a rare bird for North America, was last reported present on May 16th so is not likely to still be there.


Field Trip Coordinator
Nature Miramichi

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