The Côte-Nord Migratory Bird Festival is organized by the Tadoussac Bird Observatory (OOT) supported by a regional organizing committee. The event is held in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of Quebec, bordered on the west by the majestic Saguenay Fjord, on the south by the St. Lawrence estuary and on the north by the immense boreal forest. The main objective of the festival is to showcase the area's avian wealth as the impressive fall migration of birds unfolds.
Every fall, the north shore of the St. Lawrence is transformed into a huge migration corridor, one of the largest in northeastern North America. It is then possible to observe a beautiful variety of birds. On average, between 110 and 130 species are observed during the festival, including several rarities. Among the sites of interest to visit, the belvedere of the dunes of Tadoussac where the work of the OOT takes place is a must. At this time of the year (mid-September), we can expect to see 10 to 12 species of raptors and more than fifty species of passerines, many of which are typically boreal. Some exceptional days, several thousand birds leaving the boreal forest can be observed at this unique site.