Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Our blog describes our visit to Newfoundland during June and July 2018.  During our stay we hiked 252.1 km of the East Coast Trail, on the Avalon Peninsula.  We thru-hiked the section from St. John's to Cappahayden, camping along most of the way (see entries for days 5 to 18 for details), and then we walked the trails from Flatrock to Quidi Vidi Village as day hikes (see days 24 and 25 for details).  We also walked the Piccos Ridge trail (see day 3 for details).  During our trip we visited two Important Bird Areas, spent a day exploring the Colony of Avalon at Ferryland, took a trip to Bonavista, and hung out in St. John's.  For those interested in hiking the trail, we have included a description and review of the gear we took with us.  Thank you for reading, and we hope you enjoy!

 

Sean and I are passionate about hiking, nature, photography, and birds.  To some degree our posts reflect these interests.  We tried to describe as many of the species and natural wonders we encountered as we could.  Below is a list of the bird species we saw or heard while on the trail:


1. Fox Sparrow (23 Jun 2018)
2. Song Sparrow (23 Jun 2018)
3. Herring Gull (23 Jun 2018)
4. Glaucous Gull (23 Jun 2018)
5. Ring-billed Gull (23 Jun 2018)
6. European Starling (23 Jun 2018)
7. Rock Pigeon (23 Jun 2018)
8. American Black Duck (24 Jun 2018)
9. Common Tern (24 Jun 2018)
10. Mallard (24 Jun 2018)
11. Domestic Mallard (24 Jun 2018)
12. Pine Grosbeak (25 Jun 2018)
13. Bald Eagle (25 Jun 2018)
14. Dark-eyed Junco (25 Jun 2018)
15. White-throated Sparrow (25 Jun 2018)
16. Gray Catbird (25 Jun 2018)
17. Golden-crowned Kinglet (25 Jun 2018)
18. Spotted Sandpiper (27 Jun 2018)
19. Great Black-backed Gull (27 Jun 2018)
20. Iceland Gull (27 Jun 2018)
21. Double-crested Cormorant (27 Jun 2018)
22. Northern Gannet (28 Jun 2018)
23. Swamp Sparrow (28 Jun 2018)
24. American Goldfinch (28 Jun 2018)
25. American Robin (28 Jun 2018)
26. Sooty Shearwater (29 Jun 2018)
27. Boreal Chickadee (29 Jun 2018)
28. American Crow (30 Jun 2018)
29. Gray Jay (30 Jun 2018)
30. Blue Jay (30 Jun 2018)
31. Atlantic Puffin (1 Jul 2018)
32. Common Murre (1 Jul 2018)
33. Swainson's Thrush (1 Jul 2018)
34. Razorbill (2 Jul 2018)
35. Black-legged Kittiwake (2 Jul 2018)
36. Black Guillemot (2 Jul 2018)
37. Northern Fulmar (2 Jul 2018)
38. Thick-billed Murre (2 Jul 2018)
39. Ruffed Grouse (3 Jul 2018)
40. Northern Waterthrush (3 Jul 2018)
41. Greater Yellowlegs (3 Jul 2018)
42. Common Loon (4 Jul 2018)
43. Northern Flicker (4 Jul 2018)
44. Black-and-white Warbler (5 Jul 2018)
45. Yellow-rumped Warbler (5 Jul 2018)
46. Black-throated Green Warbler (5 Jul 2018)
47. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (5 Jul 2018)
48. Black-capped Chickadee (6 Jul 2018)
49. Osprey (6 Jul 2018)
50. Hermit Thrush (8 Jul 2018)
51. American Redstart (8 Jul 2018)
52. Belted Kingfisher (10 Jul 2018)
53. Arctic Tern (10 Jul 2018)
54. Magnolia Warbler (10 Jul 2018)
55. Yellow Warbler (10 Jul 2018)
56. Tree Swallow (11 Jul 2018)
57. Cedar Waxwing (17 Jul 1018)
58. Common Raven (17 Jul 2018)

To follow our hike from Day 1 on ward follow this Link.

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