Take a peek into the life of a shorebird

Semipalmated plover in Johnson's Mills, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Semipalmated plover in Johnson's Mills, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

You’re invited to a migratory bird party at Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Reserve and Interpretive Centre in New Brunswick!

Johnson's Mills is truly a birder's paradise and is photographed by visitors from around the world. Every summer, massive flocks of shorebirds journey through the Bay of Fundy from the Canadian Arctic before migrating to South America. Johnson's Mills becomes the stage for one of nature's great spectacles, as its mudflats and beaches serve as a temporary stopover for flocks of shorebirds numbering up to a quarter of a million individual birds.

More than 30 per cent of the world's population of semipalmated sandpipers stop at the Upper Bay of Fundy to feed and rest. In just a few weeks, the birds double their weight by eating mud-dwelling invertebrates exposed at low tide before departing for South America.

Take a peek into one of the most important stops for these migratory shorebirds on our live cam below. Some species to look out for include semipalmated sandpiper, semipalmated plover, black-bellied plover, white-rumped sandpiper, least sandpiper, black scoter and peregrine falcon.

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