QUÉBEC, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Environment Canada invites you to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area to witness the passage of the Greater Snow Geese. Take advantage of this special opportunity to observe the thousands of geese that cover the flats and fields along the St. Lawrence in search of food during their migratory stopover.
To get a closer look at the geese, visit the observation area on the Bois-sent-bon trail, where, on weekends, naturalist guides will teach you about the biology of this population that is unlike any in the world. This is also a time of year when many other species of migratory birds are in abundance in this protected area, recognized as a wetland of international importance.
The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area offers a full spectrum of activities in an exceptional site where diverse natural environments meet. Naturalists invite the public to take action on habitat conservation and on preserving wildlife and species at risk. There are two activities to watch for this spring. On May 12, the National Wildlife Area will participate in the 7th edition of "24 heures de science", a Quebec science and technology event with a water-based theme. On May 26, there will be special activities as part of the BioBlitz, including an "animated BioKit".
The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Admission is free for children under the age of 12 accompanied by a parent. Telescopes are available on weekends, and a binocular rental service is offered at the Wildlife Area to make your observations easier. You can get more information on activities and services by calling 418-827-4591 or by sending an email to [email protected].
The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is part of a Canadian network of 146 protected areas meant to conserve important habitat for wildlife species, some of which are at risk. This unparalleled site is only 45 minutes from downtown Quebec City.
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