CPAWS has just finished a mini-bioblitz in the Chignecto area of Nova Scotia, working with experts who identified 73 species of birds over 3-days in an area proposed for protection by the provincial government. We also identified a couple of rare species, including two species that are nationally-significant and listed by COSEWIC (e.g. olive-sided flycatcher and rusty blackbird). Once Chignecto is officially protected, this will be the largest new protected area established in Nova Scotia in over a decade. Thanks to everybody who helped out.
There's an amazing place in Nova Scotia called Chignecto. Here, you'll find miles and miles of wilderness coastline on the shores of the Bay of Fundy and some of the largest remaining intact forests in the province. If you're lucky, you may also spot a mainland moose, which is an endangered species in Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia government has promised to protect Chignecto by creating a "large" protected wilderness area on these public lands, but so far has not yet released a proposed boundary for the protected area. What's left outside of the boundary will likely be clearcut.
To find out more about Chignecto and how you can help protect this amazing place, check out: www.cpawsns.org/chignecto