Newfoundland is the Seabird capital of North America: population 35 million– 25,000 gannets, 500,000 puffins, 7 million storm-petrels and 24,000 razorbills. It's not about binoculars and Moleskin notebooks. Bird watching is the fastest growing outdoor activity in North America and for good reason. Most do not understand how exhilarating bird watching can be. Unfortunatly perception is everying. But just think about standing on a 300 ft cliff, 100 feet away from 60,000 nesting ganets, all with six-foot wingspang. Bring your earplugs and an umberella.
The CapeRace "Traveller's Diary" will send you to the best bird viewing sites in eastern Newfoundland. One of the best Puffin viewing sites is found just five minutes by car from The Anchor House in Elliston.
29,000 kilometers of coastline acts as home to over 350 species of birds spread over 700 known breeding sites. There are many ecological reserves at which you can marvel in the beauty, including Baccalieu Island, Cape St. Mary's and Witless Bay. Four of the six key sites, and nine of the eighteen secondary sites fall within the areas you will travel to.