Parc national du Bic
Every summer, bird watchers meet at the Raoul-Roy lookout in Parc national du Bic to observe thousands of birds of prey migrating north to their nesting sites. In addition, the park’s coves and bays are ideal for observing some 10,000 common eider couples and several other bird species.
Located along the Littoral trail west of the mouth of the Rimouski River, the Rimouski marsh is a staging and feeding area for several bird species, including American wigeons, green-winged teals, great blue herons, snow geese, savannah sparrows and Nelson’s sparrows (a species at risk). A few species of birds of prey, including the peregrine falcon and sharp-shinned hawk, have also been sighted here.
Réserve faunique de Rimouski
The Réserve faunique de Rimouski extends from a few kilometres southeast of Rimouski all the way to New Brunswick. Some of the species that can be observed within its borders are bald eagles, osprey, ruffed grouse and spruce grouse.