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Coastal Synergy: Blending Living Shorelines with Bank Swallow Habitat

In the fall of 2023, Nature NB embarked on the journey of installing a living shoreline in the Chaleur Region to combat coastal erosion, in collaboration with Birds Canada, Helping Nature Heal, Chaleur Bay Watershed, and Regen Media. However, there was a catch: Bank Swallows in the area relied on the eroding cliff face for nesting. Our Program Manager, Lauren Stead, takes us through a day of hard work on a pilot project that integrates Bank Swallow habitat preservation with living shoreline restoration techniques.

5 Questions with Justin Dutcher

APRIL 14, 2022 — Nature NB and Aitkens Pewter collaborated to bring you a Nature NB 50th anniversary ornament! The limited ornament features a Black-capped Chickadee which has featured in Nature NB’s logo since 1989 and is a widely recognized bird across the province. The design for the ornament was based off of a photograph …

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NB Naturalist Feature: Nature NB and the Chickadee

25 MARCH 2022 — In 1983, the New Brunswick legislature officially adopted the Black-capped Chickadee as the provincial bird. What was the catalyst for this decision? A contest conducted by the New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists (NBFN). The NBFN asked New Brunswickers to participate in the decision process by sending in their votes. Ballots were …

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Birds Canada and partners launch major new fund to help conserve the Chimney Swift

FEBRUARY 14, 2022 (Port Rowan, Ontario) — The Canadian population of Chimney Swifts has declined by nearly 90% since 1970. Birds Canada is delighted to announce the launch of the Chimney Swift Chimney Restoration Fund, a major new initiative to help conserve important habitat for the Chimney Swift, which is listed as Threatened under Canada’s …

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Christmas Bird Count 2021

DECEMBER 3, 2021 — It’s December, and avid birders across the world know what that means : The Christmas Bird Count is almost here! Once again birders in New Brunswick will be bundling up and heading out to count birds. Within each Count Circle (area measuring 24 km in diameter that stays the same each …

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