Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Eyes Right - Kittiwakes - Cape St. Mary's
On the southwestern tip of the Avalon Peninsula is one of the most spectacular seabird colonies in the western world. Extending along 125 ft. cliffs for more than 3 miles are the nesting sites of several species of seabirds. In addition to gannets, thick-billed murres, razerbill murres, and black guillemots, these steep mainland cliffs are the breeding territory of 10,000 nesting pairs of kittiwakes.