Main menu

Île Bonaventure cliffs

Île Bonaventure cliffs

The island’s sheer cliffs are a choice location for many seabirds and other visitors!

  • Razorbill

    Razorbill floating on the water fish in beak.

    In its rudimentary nest, built in deep crevices or on coastal cliffs, the female lays a single egg per year.

    The razorbill can dive deep into the sea in search for food.

    No bigger than a small duck, it keeps its black-and-white plumage year-round and has a thick black bill with a white line from one end to the otherIt is not to be confused with the penguin, which lives in Antarctica.

     
    Add to My Discovery Booklet
  • Black-legged kittiwake

    Black-legged kittiwakes on a rock.

    This bird is not to be confused with the ring-billed gull or herring gull, which are larger.

    The black-legged kittiwake is the only member of the gull family that dives and swims under water.

    It is most often seen on narrow rock ledges where it lives far from predators, rather than on the ground.

    The name kittiwake is derived from its shrill, nasal call: “kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake”.

    Add to My Discovery Booklet
  • Atlantic puffin, a swimming parrot

    Atlantic puffins on a rock.

    Clumsy on land and not very graceful in the air, it swims with the greatest of ease! Its small wings and strong webbed feet make it an excellent swimmer.

    Its coloured beak, which gave rise to its nickname “sea parrot”, is big enough to carry a dozen small fish after a dive.

    The Atlantic puffin can be sighted over the entire north shore of the Gulf, from the Mingan archipelago and the Gulf islands. Loyal mates, pairs return every year to occupy the same burrow.

    Add to My Discovery Booklet

Île Bonaventure cliffs

The island’s sheer cliffs are a choice location for many seabirds and other visitors!

Show informations Hide informations
Action Shortcut
To the left / To the right Keyboard command: To the left arrow Keyboard command: Right arrow
Upward / Downward Keyboard command: Upward arrow Keyboard command: Downward arrow
Display the target Keyboard command: Z
Zoom in / Zoom out Keyboard command: Touche Plus Keyboard command: Touche Moins
Remove zoom Keyboard command: 0
Select Keyboard command: Enter
Show informations Hide informations