An Observation of the Spring 2006 Migration of Black Scoter Melanitta nigra, in Northumberland Strait, Interrupted by the Confederation Bridge, New Brunswick - Prince Edward Island

Colin MacKinnon, Andrew Kennedy


An observation from the bridge of a flock of Black Scoters suggests that, nine years after construction, the 12.9 km Confederation Bridge may still be a partial barrier to bird migration. Only 3 of 18 scoters (16.7%) crossed over the structure during the observation period.


Black Scoter; Melanitta nigra; seaducks; migration; Confederation Bridge; Northumberland Strait; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island; Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area

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