Birds can be heard and observed everywhere in René Brunelle Provincial Park. Because it is a vast area of protected Boreal Forest, a great number of songbirds nests within its boundaries. The forest with its many types of trees, the proximity of the lake and the areas of wetland are all habitats that attract different variety of bird species.


American Redstart

American Redstart photo by ROXANE FILION

The majority of warblers in North America breed in the Boreal Forest; many of those warbler species can be found in the park.  Listen to their songs and look for fast moving colorful little birds in the trees surrounding the campsites and in the trails. The most common warblers in the park are the Northern Parula, the American Redstarts, the Yellow-rumped Warbler, the Magnolia Warbler, the Black-and-white Warbler, the Black-throated Green Warbler and the Bay-breasted Warbler.

Other birds
The Black-capped Chickadee and the Red-breasted Nuthatch are a common sight in the park, so are both types of kinglet: the Ruby-crowned and the Golden-crowned. You can also spot sparrows, vireos, thrushes and wrens.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle photo by GILLES BISSON (Click image to visit Gilles Bisson Photography)

Bird enthusiasts can also observe woodpeckers, including the Pileated Woodpecker. Various ducks, sandpipers, belted kingfishers and great blue herons can also be viewed on the shores of Remi Lake and campers can often glimpse one or two members of Remi Lake’s resident Bald Eagle family.

To view more photos of birds that were photographed in René Brunelle Provincial Park, visit

Rene Brunelle Provincial Park Album on Flickr


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