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Geese on Cabot Shores Beach

Birders Unite at Cabot Shores: See at least 42 Local Species

Rinchen Boardman is a professional birder. Usually during April, he is doing extensive birding projects in Ontario: he is Programme Coordinator for Thunder Cape Bird Observatory. In June, he then  coordinates projects in eastern Newfoundland. This year, due to Covid-19, he is enjoying a long term stay on Cape Breton, at Cabot Shores. Daily he …

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An Island of Wildflowers

  One of the things that most impresses me about exploring a new place in our vast country is the diverse wildflowers. While there are many flowers that can be found in multiple provinces, the distinctions are rather fascinating. Many of the flowers I have discovered growing wild on Cape Breton I am accustomed to …

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Attention, birders: A surprise gathering

One evening this past December, just after sunset I was stacking wood by one of our chalets when I heard strange noises overhead – rustlings, flapping, scraping.  Looking up I saw largish, dark bird shapes gathering in a treetop nearby – swish, here comes another one!  Apart from the flapping, not a sound,  just a …

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Watching Moose and Eagles at Sunrise

There are many benefits to rising early in the morning and getting a peaceful, quiet start to your day. At Cabot Shores we look forward to the sun rising over the ocean, illuminating the Bird Islands and casting beautiful pink and purple color across the sky. Another reason to get up early is to watch …

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All on a Winter’s Day…..

Neither of us has had breakfast yet but we are setting out on our morning snow shoe: The sun is out, the sky a deep blue; some clouds in from the West – better not wait…. …crossing  the pond, now frozen, to the beach, normally accessible by ferry, swimming, or not at all – except …

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