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The Brothers Islands

Birding

Location
Located In Lower West Pubnico
Where To Find Us
The Bothers Islands
Lower West Pubnico, NS
Areas Served Yarmouth County
Contact
E-Mail DNR-TUSKET-OFFICE@gov.ns.ca
Phone 902-648-3540
Contact Duncan Bayne, Regional Biologist
Mailing Address c/o Department of Natural Resources 
404 Hwy. 308 North 
Tusket, NS B0W 3M0
Description & Services
Information  
 
The Brothers Islands are home to the largest Canadian population of Roseate Terns. The Roseate Tern is an endangered species under the Nova Scotia Endangered Species Act. Approximately 50% of the Canadian Roseate Tern population nests in this location. Arctic Terns (Sterna paradisaea) and Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) also nest here. The islands are located approximately 4 kilometers off the coast of West Pubnico. In 1999, this site was identified as an Internationally Important Bird Area (IBA) by Bird Studies Canada (BSC). 
 
In addition to this site there are many other regions such as Rocco Point, Wedgeport, and Comeau’s Hill- just to name a few, that are a bird lover’s paradise. 
 
The Brothers Islands will be managed according to the Canadian Roseate Tern Recovery Plan. Interested individuals from the community, government, and other groups, will assist the Department of Natural Resources with management activities on the islands. These activities may include regular surveys of roseate terns and other seabirds and estimates of their reproductive success to act as indicators of the population's health. 
 
Grab your binoculars and birding guide and come pay us a visit.
Special Information
Tags Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Special Interest