On April 1, 2021, one hundred concerned citizens gathered in solidarity with judicial review applicants Bob Bancroft and Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association. Please click to enlarge and then use the arrows to navigate.
Owls Head Provincial Park is an important habitat for native bird species and a refuge for migratory birds.
The coastal headland supports a variety of habitats, including a beach, estuaries, bogs, and salt marshes. CPAWS NS and a team of bird experts recorded over 70 species of birds last summer alone. Owls Head Provincial Park is also mapped in the government’s significant habitat database for nesting piping plovers.
A photo gallery of bird species recorded through e-bird
As a 268-hectare coastal landscape on the Atlantic Flyway, Owls Head Provincial Park is an important habitat for native bird species and a refuge for migratory birds.
The coastal headland supports a variety of habitats, including a beach, estuaries, bogs, and salt marshes. Last summer, CPAWS NS and a team of biodiversity experts set out “to identify bird species across these habitats and document the ecological significance of this unique region.”Continue reading “Avian Diversity at Owls Head Provincial Park”
Fauna of Owls Head Provincial Park
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Flora of Owls Head Provincial ParkContinue reading “Inspiration Gallery: Flora of Owls Head Provincial Park”
Owls Head Provincial Park is a 705.2-acre property, with over 5 miles of publicly owned shoreline.
As unanimously approved-in-principle by local community representatives in 1975, Owls Head Provincial Park was intended to be part of the “Islands and Headlands” component of the Eastern Shore Seaside Parks System. The area was supposed to be one of the “Natural Environment Parks Proposed as representative examples of the unique coastal landscape.”
The bedrock ridges were formed as the glaciers scraped across the province thousands of years ago. The whole ecosystem, including the coastal broom crowberry plant community, has evolved around these conditions.Continue reading “A Bird’s Eye View of Owls Head Provincial Park”
During the 2020 season, Coastal Adventures led destination paddles around Owls Head Provincial Park.
This area, part of the 100 Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership, is perfect for kayaking & eco-tourism. The stunning archipelago contains over 100 islands and represents “one of the last remaining intact and ecologically rich island groups of its size in North America.” (Nova Scotia Nature Trust)