Birding Quebec

At three times the size of Texas, Quebec borders New York to the south, and extends north nearly to the Arctic Circle. Although it is the second-most-populous province in Canada, its population is concentrated in the south, especially along the St. Lawrence River. Farther north, much of this vast land is remote, wild, and difficult to reach. Dotted throughout are small towns, interspersed among an estimated half-million lakes and 4,500 rivers. An estimated twelve percent of the surface of Quebec is fresh water. French is the official language of the province, and tracking down birding information for Quebec can pose a language barrier. The province boasts 450 bird species, and like the human population, the density of birding hotspots and eBird reports come from the most accessible southern region of the province.

  • Quebec Birding & Nature Festivals

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BWD Festival Finder

During the peak of bird migration, there's nothing more exciting than attending a birding festival. The birds are spectacular and the people are great. If you haven't tried a festival yet, this is a must-do for next season! Use BWD's Birding and Nature Festival Finder to help you select from the many available in special areas all over the country.
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  • Quebec Birding Hotspots

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Ruffed grouse. Photo by Wikimedia commons.

Spotlight on Quebec

Planning a birding trip in Quebec? Check out the spotlight article from Bird Watcher's Digest. We have a listing of hotspots, target birds, and more, all available in PDF format!
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