WILDLIFE WATCHING – eBIRD HOTSPOTS
The Town of Bonavista is a member of The Stewardship Association of Municipalities Inc. (SAM). SAM works in partnership with the partners of the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL EHJV) to secure, enhance and restore important wildlife habitat, namely wetlands, uplands, coastal areas and species at risk habitat generally found within municipal planning boundaries.
The first municipal stewardship agreements were signed in 2013. Bonavista’s Management Units are areas of critical importance to waterfowl and other wildlife, generally providing prime habitat for nesting and brood rearing. In addition, the wetlands and unique shoreline and coastal region are home to a number of species at risk. Peregrine falcon, Ivory gull and Short-eared owl have all been observed around the coastal areas of Bonavista. Gray-cheeked thrush and Rusty blackbird, both of which prefer coniferous-dominated areas and wetlands, have also been spotted.
95 Church Street
P.O. Box 295
Bonavista, Newfoundland A0C 1B0
TOWN OFFICE HOURS
Monday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm