Canada/Quebec: Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

One of the main reasons of going to Quebec in October was to visit the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, a longtime bucketlist item. It’s located on the north shore of the St Lawrence River, protecting a large expanse of the tidal marsh. While the area is home for over 180 bird species, it’s the greater snow geese migration in October that truly steals the show – nearly 50,000 birds stop here to feed on their journey from the Canadian Arctic to the Carolinas and Georgia in the US. We got lucky to arrive at the peak and the high tide – perfect to see thousands and thousands (in fact it was around 48.000) birds everywhere in a cacophony of sound and motion.