Eco-Tourism Opportunities


Birdwatching is popular in Dartmouth

According to the Nova Scotia Bird Society, Nova Scotia has 478 bird species and the Province’s official bird is the osprey (pictured above). Suggested birdwatching locations for Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, and the Eastern Shore can be found listed here.


Explore biodiversity in Dartmouth and share your observations!

The number one objective of is to connect people to nature. is Canada's largest dataset covering different species, and it never could have been created by researchers alone. Become a citizen scientist and share your observations!

Explore content in iNaturalist from the Dartmouth area: Click here

View locations that others have visited and shared observations: Click here

View species observed in the Dartmouth area: Click here

Share your observations and help fill in geographic, taxonomic, and temporal gaps! Wildlife is all around us!

To learn more about iNaturalist including how to submit observations using the free app or online at Click here

Blue Jay (Photo Credit: Al Eastman)
Purple Sandpipers (Photo Credit: Jason Dain)
Nova Scotia Bird Society Field Trip (Photo Credit: CJ Kennedy)