Island Interpretation Centre
On July 5, 2020 Bay de Verde Heritage House open the Baccalieu
Island Interpretation Centre - an exhibit detailing the diverse
ecology and history of Baccalieu Island.
A definite highlight to your trip to Newfoundland.
Baccalieu Island Seabird Ecological
Baccalieu Island Seabird Ecological Reserve contains Baccalieu Island
located off the tip of the northwest Avalon Peninsula near the
town of Bay de Verde. Named after the Basques or Portuguese words
for cod, Baccalieu Island is shown on some of the earliest
navigational charts of North America. Approximately 6 X 1 kms this
Island has a rich natural and cultural history. The reserve is
largely inaccessible due to its steep high cliffs and treacherous
shoreline. Baccalieu Island is the largest seabird island in Newfoundland and
Labrador. The Island supports the greatest diversity of breeding
seabirds of any of our seabird colonies. More Leach's Storm
Petrels breed on Baccalieu than anywhere else in the world. In addition, Baccalieu Island
supports the second largest colony of puffins in North America , the reserve is also home to black-legged
kittiwakes, and one of only six
Northern Gannet colonies in North America.
Bird Areas of Canada
of Newfoundland and Labrador