Take a walk on the wild side

Bird Watching

Cape Jourimain has a large population of migratory birds that visit throughout the year. Although many birds thrive here year-round, the most active time is during the spring and fall. 

Cape Jourimain is particularly well known for waterfowl and shorebirds. Common species include willet, sandpipers, osprey, black duck, and great blue heron. 

The best place to look for birds is in our wetlands, which can be surveyed from Gunning Trail and Trenholm Trail

Greater yellowlegs

Cape Jourimain's Signature Birds

These twelve species are commonly found at Cape Jourimain and are representative of the area’s diverse habitats.

American black duck             Anas rubripes

American redstart          Setophaga ruticilla

Black scoter                        Melanitta americana

Cliff swallow               Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Great black-backed gull    Larus marinus

Great blue heron                        Ardea herodias

Nelson’s sparrow                             Ammodramus nelsoni

Osprey                                                   Pandion haliaetus

Sanderling                                     Calidris alba

Short-billed dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Willet                                                Tringa semipalmata

Yellow-rumped warbler Setophaga coronata 


Our beach is the perfect place to dip your feet in the water or look for shells, just don't take any with you!

Click here to download our Shell & Beach Life checklist

Habitats of Cape Jourimain

Cape Jourimain is notable for its diverse array of habitats particularly its three types of wetlands, which include saltmarsh, brackish marsh, and freshwater marsh. 

Saltwater Marsh

Brackish Marsh

Freshwater Marsh

Mixed Forest

Old field

Sand Dune

Rocky Coastal

Hardwood Remnant