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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Cape St. Mary's Ecological Bird Sanctuary, Newfoundland"

Looking East to the cliffs in the distance you can see the white bird colonies of Gannets dominating the color of cliffs edges.

Located about 200 km southwest of St. John's, Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve also known as "the Cape" is one of Newfoundland and Labrador's major seabird colonies. During the breeding season, it is home to 24,000 Northern gannet, 20,000 black-legged kittiwake, 20,000 common murre, and 2,000 thick-billed murre. In addition, more than 100 pairs of razorbill, more than 60 pairs of black guillemot, plus double-crested and great cormorant, and Northern fulmar nest there.

You really do feel humbled by nature when you are able to experience first hand such a spectacular place on earth.

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