Dear Nature Canada and Birdlife International supporter,
We invite you to join us on a very special voyage in support of BirdLife and Nature Canada’s work with Important Bird Areas on Canada’s North East Coast.
From June 29 to July 12, 2014, we are travelling aboard Adventure Canada’s “Newfoundland and Wild Labrador” cruise. Departing the French island of St. Pierre off the coast of Newfoundland, we’ll steam up the inside passage — and the sublime Wild Labrador coast — to Kuujjuaq, the largest northern Inuit community in Nunavik.
This Adventure Canada tour will raise the profile of the region’s avifauna and globally important areas for birds. Nature Canada experts will be on hand to describe initiatives needed to protect the more than thirty IBAs along this storied Coast. They will also report on the most recent work focusing on the establishment of a National Park at Mealy Mountain in Labrador.
We have now travelled eight times with Adventure Canada. Each journey has been fascinating, indeed unforgettable. The 120-passenger Sea Adventurer is charming and the trips are renowned for the very professional staff who will regale us with presentations exploring the botany, history, anthropology, geology and cultural interest of the locations we’ll be visiting. These include spectacular Gros Morne National Park, and the Viking settlement, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at L’Anse Aux Meadows.
Our spring sailing is timed for optimal viewing of icebergs, whales, and of course, migrating and nesting seabirds.
Please join BirdLife International and Nature Canada aboard the Sea Adventurer. It will be a wonderful and constructive experience.
We very much hope you will join us.
Graeme Gibson and Margaret Atwood