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ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is approximately a 20 minute drive from St. John'sNewfoundland and LabradorCanada.

The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve consists of four islands: Gull Island, Green Island, Great Island, and Pee Pee Island. Immense numbers of nesting birds nest on these islands during the seabird breeding season, roughly from 1 April through 1 September.

The Witless Bay reserve contains North America's largest Atlantic puffin colony. It is estimated that more than 260,000 pairs of Atlantic puffins nest here during the late spring and summer. The reserve also hosts the world's second-largest colony of Leach's storm-petrels. More than 620,000 pairs of these birds come here to nest every year. Thousands of black-legged kittiwakes and common murres arrive for the nesting season.

A tourism information centre is located by Lower Pond in the Town of Witless Bay

Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Management Plan
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