Wetlands Map

Bogs and Fens
Prairie Pond
St. Georges Estuary

Prairie Pond Habitat

The Beginning
Concern and Committment
The Wasteland
Chance Encounter Brings Luck
Urban Wetland Restoration
Taking Action
A Gift For Visitors
The Future Looks Bright

Municipal Stewardship Zone
The Piping Plover
Bird Watching Locally

147 species have been sighted and identified in the local area. This information was complied from statics provided by local birdwatchers,

Mr.Terry Downey, Mr. Neil Dollard,
the late Peter St. Croix,and the late Mr. David Russell.

The birds range in size from the bald eagle,with a wing span of 7 to 8 feet, to the Ruby Throated Humming Birdwhich is a mere 3 inches long. The list continues to increase each year, with the Northern Shovler, the Eurasian Wigeon in 2000, and the Atlantic Puffinin 2001, being added as uncommon visitors.

Stephenville Crossing has some unique qualities that make it a desirable bird watching spot. As you go on your virtual visit of our wetland treasure, and view the work that has already been done, to conserve this area, we hope you enjoy what you see, and that it will encourage you to add our area as a "must see" spot, for your next vacation.


John Maunder's NFLD.
Earth Force
Newfoundland Ecosystem
No Hunting Zones
Protected Areas NFLD
Seeds Web Site
Terrain Sciences

Wetland Descriptions
Canada's Wetlands
WILD Education
NWF Wetlands
Migratory Waterbirds-Wetlands
Wetlands Research Centre
EPA Wetlands
Wetlands Facts
Wetland Information
Peat Marsh Trail

Roger Tory Peterson
*Plate 12 Gut Bridge*
Archives Roger Peterson
Birding in Newfoundland
Canadian Wildlife Service
Atlantic Canada Birds
National Audubon Society
Visual Bird Resources
Birding In Canada
Birds MUN Botanical Garden
Photography Wildlife
The Virtual Birder

The residents of Stephenville Crossing have always lived surrounded by beauty. In the last few years, there has been concern and action, with regard to conservation, and protection , of this important resource. A number of positive things have taken place, including a no hunting zone and the restoration of a wetlands habitat. We have recognized the need to protect what we have for future generations, and we have taken a giant step in that direction.

Each spring, thousands of visitors flock to Stephenville Crossing. Some stay all summer, while others move on and return in the fall. What I am referring to is the large numbers of birds that use our wetlands and surrounding forests, marshes, lakes, streams, and pond habitat, as a staging area on their spring and fall migrations.