QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Environment Canada invites you to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area to witness the passage of the Greater Snow Geese, from now until October 28. Nature lovers, photographers, birdwatchers and hikers can take advantage of this special opportunity to observe thousands of geese as they stop over the flats of the St. Lawrence in search of food.
Naturalist guides welcome the public on a daily basis, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to teach visitors about the Greater Snow Goose in its natural habitat. Visitors will learn more about the biology of this population, which is unlike any other in the world. Visitors can also take advantage of Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area's 20-km network of hiking trails to observe several other bird species, including a variety of birds of prey.
Since 1973, 324 bird species have been observed on this territory, which was recognized by the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. Visitors who want to know the bird count for the geese that come to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area can refer to the Nature section of Environment Canada's website, at www.ec.gc.ca.
The National Wildlife Area is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until October 28. There is an entrance fee of $6.00 per adult or $5.00 per student. Entrance is free for children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult. Telescopes, binocular rentals, GeoTours, BioKits and a historical route are also available to help visitors in their observations. For more information on available activities and services, call 418-827-4591 or email us at [email protected].
SOURCE: Environment Canada
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