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Sackville Waterfowl Park

Sackville Waterfowl Park

Sackville Waterfowl Park

 

This park is a mostly man-made wetland with an extensive trail and boardwalk network that is an amazing place to observe waterfowl and other marshland wildlife in “downtown” Sackville. It is also directly adjacent to one of the largest freshwater wetlands in the province, the vast Tantramar wetlands complex.

This has several times been referred to as one of the best places in North America (by no less than National Geographic!) to observe and photograph wild waterfowl, given the diversity that occur here. Over the years, many regionally rare species have also been seen here or have even nested here, likely due to its proximity to one of the richest wetlands in the entire region. Some of the rare nesters here have included Ruddy Duck, Virginia Rail, Gadwall, American Wigeon and Northern Shoveler ducks.

 

Image of American Wigeon duck by Denis Doucet