Canada: Western Newfoundland Birding Trip Itinerary
Many birders who have joined our past tours to Newfoundland have expressed interest in returning to the province. The beautiful countryside, wonderful people and relaxed pace of the trip are enough to draw birders back to this area. We can see most of the birds possible on our eastern Newfoundland trip, with a few additional species more likely on this western trip. Here we are more likely to find Willow Ptarmigan, Common Redpoll, American Tree Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Ovenbird and Tennessee Warbler.
We will be birding on the western side of the island of Newfoundland, including visits to Gros Morne National Park and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. We will also enjoy a round-trip ferry ride across the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Labrador portion of the province. Several pelagic species can be seen from the ferry. There will even be a chance to add a few birds to your Quebec list.
We offer a one-day extension at the end of the tour for those who would like to hike to look for Rock Ptarmigans on top of Gros Morne Mountain. The full trail is about 10 miles and can be expected to take seven to eight hours at a leisurely pace. Maximum elevation is 2644 feet above sea level (806 meters).
More details about this Trip:
Day 1: Arrival in Deer Lake, NL.
Day 2: Full Day Birding Gros Morne National Park.
Day 3: Morning Birding Gros Morne National Park. Afternoon Birding West Coast to St. Barbe. Evening Ferry to Labrador.
Day 4: Birding Labrador; Afternoon Ferry Birding Back to Newfoundland.
Day 5: Birding Northwest Newfoundland. Visit L'Anse aux Meadows (historic Viking settlement).
Day 6: Birding on the way to Deer Lake via Gros Morne National Park.
Day 7: Flights Home or One-Day Extension for Rock Ptarmigan Hike.
Day 8: Extension Day 2: Flights Home.
Find below our Western Newfoundland Detailed Itinerary or download it.