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Woodland Trail, Daly Point Nature Preserve, Bathurst

Warbler Trail

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Quick Facts

Difficulty easy
Trail Type linear
Distance 650 m
Estimated Time 20 minutes one way
Surface Type boardwalk
Elevation Change 6 meters
Features forest, very friendly birds
Trail Markers none but easy to follow
Scenary Rating special features
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees donations accepted
GPS File available on request

Description

The Warbler Trail is a boardwalk that provides almost a complete loop. The loop goes through a mostly wet area with smaller hardwoods and alders enveloping the trail. Along the boardwalk are signs showing the animals, frogs and birds that you might find in the area. There are also several bird feeders handing from the trees along the boardwalk. This makes it a hotspot for finding small birds. The birds are very friendly to visitors and will even eat seeds from your hands. Make sure you bring some seeds or pick some up at the visitor center. Needless to say this is very popular with young kids.

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Directions

For directions to the park go to the Daly Point Nature Reserve page.

The trail can be accessed from the end of the Woodland Trail or from near the end of the Salt Marsh Trail.

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From the Sign

The Warbler Trail

The Warbler Trail is dedicated in memory of Ron Gauthier, Forest Ranger and Naturalist. His efforts were instrumental in the development of Daly Point Reserve.

From the Sign

The Warbler Trail

While enjoying your stroll along the Warbler Trail, you can expect to see not only many types of Warblers but songbirds of all kinds. The Warblers are a group of small colourful birds, which feed mainly on insects. Twenty three species of warblers breed in New Brunswick. One of the shy residents of the Warbler Trail is the Veery, which is a small reddish-brown thrush. One must spend some time sitting and carefully watching to see a Veery. The Black-capped Chickadee will be a very familiar sight to most people. You can usually hear the trademark "chick-a-dee-dee" long before you see them. The "Hatch" in the Red-breasted Nuthatch's name refers to what the bird does. It sometimes opens nuts by pounding the nut until it is "hatched". The American Robin is the best known of all songbirds in the region. The robin is very vocal in the early morning and late evening. The Blue Jay has an amazing repertoire. Its very distinctive "jay-jay-jay" gives the Blue Jay its name, but it will also mimic other birds and even frogs croaking.

Trail Last Hiked: March 24, 2012.

Page Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2018.


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