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Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area

Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area

With its wooded cliffs and brackish marsh, this protected site is a sanctuary for many bird species.

  • Greater snow goose, visiting the Cap

    Greater snow geese in flight.

    During their migration, in the fall and spring, tens of thousands of these geese gather in the coastal marsh of the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area.

    Here, greater snow geese can rest and feed on American bulrush, a herbaceous plant that is particularly abundant in this area.

     
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  • Canada goose, proclaiming the change of season

    Canada goose with young.

    Also called wild geese, they are they are the first to return north in the spring and the last to leave with the onset of winter.

    Canada geese prefer wetlands but adapt very well to humans.

    They are often seen in fields, feeding on grains. They may even nest in urban areas and graze on lawns.

     

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  • Common loon

    Common loon in the water.

    This water bird, which nests nears lakes, also ventures into coastal areas.

    Its long, plaintive call resembles a howling wolf or a hooting owl.

    While it may be clumsy on land, the common loon is an excellent underwater swimmer, using its hind legs to propel itself.

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Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area

With its wooded cliffs and brackish marsh, this protected site is a sanctuary for many bird species.

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