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Old Tuesday 7th July 2009, 13:35   #1
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Canadian specialties

I'll be going to the United States soon and I would love to visit Canada too

Can anyone suggest an itinerary for 7 - 10 days, to see some Canadian specialties ?

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Old Saturday 11th July 2009, 16:13   #2
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By Canadian specialties do you mean boreal birds, like boreal chickadee, crossbills, gray jay etc.?
What time of year are you going, and where in the US are you?
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Hi Reuven_M & thanks for the reply
Yes, I do mean boreal birds or birds that are found in both in the US and Canada but easier to see in Canada ..

I am off to New York next week and I would love to hop over to Canada too .. I've read sooooooo many fascinating books about your country especially by the legendary Farley Mowat and so I would love to explore some of Canada's natural wonders

P.S. I've also posted a thread in the mammals section about wolves. It is one of my life long dreams to see a wolf, so if you know anything about that, then I'd really appreciate the info ..

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Old Tuesday 14th July 2009, 13:55   #4
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Algonquin park is good for some things (Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, lots of warblers)
There are also 'wolf howls' led by the park, although your chances of seeing a wolf are pretty remote.
I was lucky enough to see a pair of wolves once, but that was in the middle of winter on a frozen lake west of Algonquin.
I think lots of the boreal birds will be more accessible for you in eg. Nova Scotia (or Maine even).
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Old Thursday 16th July 2009, 19:24   #5
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When do you plan to visit Canada?

I would say Nova Scotia and Quebec would be you best bets...

You will get a good variety of birds in Nova Scotia.

Quebec will be better for boreal birds and mammals.

Wolves are very difficult to see. I never succeeded. But you can hear them once in a while.

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Old Thursday 16th July 2009, 23:42   #6
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Come to my province!

Many varied habitats within an hours drive from Winnipeg!
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If you are ever coming over during migration, you must go to Pelee Island - the southern-most point in Canada - and a stopping point for a huge variety of migrating birds. Check out the website: http://www.greatcanadianparks.com/on...lenp/index.htm
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