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The Côte-Nord migratory bird festival

About the festival

For this twelfth edition, the Tadoussac Bird Observatory (TBO) is partnering with Québec Oiseaux to offer a diversified 4-day program that will appeal to families as well as to beginners and experienced birders.

The end of September is a key time for birding on the Côte-Nord – the Haute-Côte-Nord MRC being the region with the greatest diversity of species in Quebec, according to eBird.

On average, more than 130 species can be observed in less than 24 hours during the event including a number of boreal and pelagic species.

In addition, all the TBO’s migratory monitoring is then in operation. You will have the chance to get acquainted with high level scientific work and to have a unique proximity with the birds.

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The sites of activities of the festival between land and sea


The activities of the Côte-Nord Migratory Bird Festival take place mainly in the Municipality of Tadoussac and its immediate surroundings.

Tadoussac is located 230 km east of Quebec City. To reach Tadoussac, simply take Route 138 East from Quebec City.  A free ferry connects the municipality of Baie-Ste-Catherine and Tadoussac.

Tadoussac Dunes

Chem. de la Rivière-du-Moulin-à-Baude, Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0

Hôtel Tadoussac

165, rue Bord de l’Eau, Tadoussac, G0T 2A0

Église Sainte-Croix

180 Rue de l’Église, Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0

Explos-Nature

Maison de la Mer – 302 Rue de la Rivière, Grandes-Bergeronnes, QC G0T 1G0

Croisière Escoumins

35 rue des Pilotes, Les Escoumins, Québec
G0T 1K0

Haute-Côte-Nord

Tadoussac, Baie des Escoumins, Longue-Rive, Portneuf-sur-Mer, Pointe-de-l’Islet