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2022 Program

Family activities – Birding activities – Science outreach – Entertainment – Contest

From Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 September 2022

Discover the program of this twelfth edition of the Côte-Nord Migratory Bird Festival which takes place between Tadoussac and Forestville, Québec. The event is organized by the Tadoussac Bird Observatory in association with QuébecOiseaux and includes activities for everyone. Come and discover the beauty and richness of the North Shore’s fauna and flora.


Thursday 22

7am to 11pm – Demonstration
Passerine banding demonstration
Free access

8am – Excursion
Electric bike tour
Booking

9am – Cruise
Pelagic birdwatching tour
Booking

2pm – Cruise
Pelagic birdwatching tour
Booking

8pm – Screening
“L’heure blanche” by Vincent Chabloz
Free access

8pm – Interpretation activity
Let yourself be charmed by the owls
Booking

10pm – Interpretation activity
Let yourself be charmed by the owls
Booking

Friday 23

7am to 11pm – Demonstration
Passerine banding demonstration
Free access

8am – Excursion
Electric bike tour
Booking

9am – Cruise
Pelagic birdwatching tour
Booking

12pm to 5pm – Art exhibit- Jean-Claude St-Hilaire
“Des oiseaux dans les mains”
Free access

5pm – Official launch of the Festival
Welcome drink with Pierre Verville
Free access

7:45pm – Quiz night
Tadoussac Microbrewery Pub
Free access

8pm – Interpretation activity
Let yourself be charmed by the owls
Booking

10pm – Interpretation activity
Let yourself be charmed by the owls
Booking

Saturday 24

7am to 11pm – Demonstration
Passerine banding demonstration
Free access

8am – Excursion
Electric bike tour
Booking

8am – Excursion
Discover the Haute-Côte-Nord
Booking

8am to 12pm – Identification presented by Hydro-Québec
Raptors in flight : How to identify them ?
Free access

8am to 3pm – Entertainment
Kiosks and entertainments at the Dunes of Tadoussac
Free access

8:30am – Hiking
Guided hike in Tadoussac
Booking

9am – Cruise
Pelagic birdwatching tour
Booking

9am to 5pm – Family activities
Watercolor workshop
Free access

10am to 2pm – Family activities
Stuffed Bird extraction – Face Painting – Hand in the Bag
Free access

12pm to 5pm – Art exhibit – Jean-Claude St-Hilaire
“Des oiseaux dans les mains”
Free access

2.30pm – Conference presented by Tourisme Côte-Nord
“To cross or not to cross the St. Lawrence? Bird migration in eastern Quebec” by Pierre-Alexandre Dumas (Fr with En slides)
Free access

4pm – Cruise
Pelagic birdwatching tour
Booking

7pm – Conference followed by Pierre Verville’s animation presented by la Municipalité de Tadoussac
“The strategic location of TBO within the migratory landscape of the Americas” by Jean-François Therrien scientific director of the TBO (Fr with En slides)
Booking

8pm – Interpretation activity
Let yourself be charmed by the owls
Booking

10pm – Interpretation activity
Let yourself be charmed by the owls
Booking

Sunday 25

7am to 11pm – Demonstration
Passerine banding demonstration
Free access

8am – Excursion
Electric bike tour
Booking

8am to 12pm – Identification presented by Hydro-Québec
Raptors in flight : How to identify them ?
Free access

8:30am – Hiking
Guided hike in Tadoussac
Booking

8:30am – Fundraising brunch
For the benefit of the TBO at the Tadoussac Hotel
Free access

9am – Cruise
Pelagic birdwatching tour
Booking

10am – Conference presented by the MRC de la Haute-Côte-Nord dans le cadre de l’entente de développement culturel
“Following bird migrations with the installation of Motus transmitters” by Alexandre Terrigeol, TBO’s Director of Operations (Fr with En slides)
Free access

10am to 2pm – Family activities
Stuffed Bird extraction- Face Painting – Hand in the Bag
Free access

12pm to 5pm – Art exhibit – Jean-Claude St-Hilaire
“Des oiseaux dans les mains”
Free access

8pm – Interpretation activity
Let yourself be charmed by the owls
Booking