Cottage Information



Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus)




Medium-sized birds with a large, rounded head and a stout


chest that tapers to a long tail and wings, giving them a


distinctly front-heavy look. Patterned with a complicated


mottling of gray and brown, which camouflages them nearly


perfectly with leaf litter or tree bark. They have a blackish


throat bordered at the bottom by a neat, white bib. Males have


white corners to the tail; on females, these spots are dull buff.


Habitat: Dry, open, deciduous woodlands with small to medium trees, generally oak or beech


with lots of clearings and shaded leaf litter; wooded edges and forest clearings with little


herbaceous growth; associated with forests >100 ha.


Don't disturb or harass the birds or nesting sites. Be respectful and observe from a distance.

Raptor Nests

Can be identified by the presence of stick nests within tops or crotches of trees.


-don't disturb or harass the birds or nesting sites. Be respectful and observe from a





Migratory Birds

When Canadians spot migratory ducks and geese, we know the seasons are changing. But these


flocks are just the beginning - approximately 450 native species of birds, the majority of which


are protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, and are collectively referred to as


"migratory birds", make Canada their home for part of each year (April 1 to August 30). Canada


shares responsibility for conservation of migratory birds with the other countries they visit.


Environment Canada develops and implements policies and regulations to protect these birds and


the natural habitats in which they thrive.


The destruction of active migratory bird nests is prohibited.


For more information:


Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA)


Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act


List of Migratory Birds