There is excellent birding in Margaree and generally all over Cape Breton Island. There is a lot of prime habitat; the Margaree river and its tributaries, the valleys surrounding, ocean-going species and marsh-dwellers. From the plentitude of Bald Eagles and Hawks to the variety of other species, to the rare local sighting of a Painted Bunting, you can keep yourself well occupied here. We've listed some of the prime sites for information relevant to the Margaree area, as well as links to other Cape Breton Birding sites.

There are also organized photography trips out of Margaree into the National Park, which offer an excellent opportunity to capture the birds in their habitat over an extended period of time.

Local Birds lists:

Species seen

Birding Sites of Nova Scotia - Inverness County

East Coast Birds

Birds of Nova Scotia

Margaree Island Bird sancturary
Just off the coast lies Margaree Island (also known as Sea Wolf) which can be visited by private boat tours.

Bird Island Boat Tour
If you're interested in trips out to the renowned Bird Island, there are tours located only forty minutes from Margaree.
DURATION: Approximately 4 1/4 hours
PRICE: $94 Adult $79 Child

At the entrance of the Great Bras d'Or Channel are the dramatically beautiful Bird Islands. Rising like rocky pillars from the sea, these islands are the nesting grounds of thousands of thousands of seabirds, razorbills, kittiwakes and over 300 pairs of Atlantic Puffins in addtion to Bald eagles and seals.

Other Birding Sites of Interest:

Nova Scotia Hotspots

Cape Breton Birds

Rare Bird Report


Home Page Back to Things to Do


Production Assistance by: FADERCommunications