What animals can you see at the Parc national du Bic?
A true gem of the Lower St. Lawrence region, the Parc national du Bic attracts many visitors each year eager to discover this extraordinary location. One of the main attractions of the park is undoubtedly its rich and diversified wildlife. The park is home to nearly 15 species of mammals, 226 species of birds, about 50 species of fish and 16 species of amphibians and reptiles.
Wondering what animals can be seen in the Parc national du Bic? As a cottage rental service in the Rimouski area for many years, Vieux Loup de Mer is well acquainted with the wildlife that lives in the area. Discover the species you must not miss during your next stay!
Land animals in Parc national du Bic
The park’s wilderness is home to many species. This is just one of the many things to do in Parc du Bic. From mammals and birds of prey to reptiles, keep your eyes open and watch your step.
Parc du Bic is home to many mammals. The most well known of them is the North American porcupine. In fact, the park is home to one of the largest populations on the continent. A wide variety of carnivorous animals also reside here. Bobcats, moose, coyotes and black bears are all found here.
White-tailed deer, Canadian beavers, marmots, and many herbivores also populate the park in all seasons.
There is also a particularly dense population of animals that can be observed by looking towards the sky. You will have the chance to observe many birds of prey. Among them, you will find the bald eagle, the peregrine falcon, the red-tailed hawk and the golden eagle.
Other bird species found in the park include the great brown bat, short-eared owl and loggerhead shrike. With several hundred species of birds, it will take you some time to spot them all.
Reptiles and amphibians
Finally, the land of the Parc national du Bic is also rich in uncommon animals such as reptiles and amphibians. Be careful where you step! The garter snake and the red-bellied snake live in the area.
You will also be able to hear the American toad or the green frog at the edge of the marshes. Several species of salamanders also live in the marshes.
The Parc national du Bic also offers many hiking trails to discover the fauna and have fun!
Marine animals in Parc national du Bic
If you are getting tired of the wildlife in the Bic area, the Havre du Bic surroundings will also offer you the opportunity to spot some very special species!
A stay in our La Chasse-Marée cottage located at the water’s edge will allow you to observe some of this marine fauna.
The most popular marine mammal in Parc du Bic is the seal. The harbour seal and the grey seal species are abundant along the shores of Bic.
Beyond these very popular species, it is quite common to see belugas and Minke whales venturing into the fish-filled Baie du Bic.
As far as fish are concerned, the waters of Bic are filled to the brim. Among these species are the Atlantic salmon, the capelin and the Atlantic tomcod.
Fishing in Bic is highly recommended if you like to go out on waters with plenty of fish. However, remember to inquire about the fishing conditions before setting out on the seas.
The abundance of fish in the waters of the bay naturally attracts many marine birds. Several species of ducks can be found here. Uncommon species such as harlequin ducks, lesser yellowlegs and Barrow’s goldeneye can be seen during your visit. Common eiders are also particularly numerous in the park.
Finally, you can also observe more massive birds such as herons, seagulls, gulls or waders.
Moreover, did you know that you can observe all these marine species by sea kayak ?
Stopover at Vieux Loup de Mer during your stay in Parc national du Bic
As you can see, the Parc national du Bic is teeming with all kinds of animal species. Whether you are an animal lover or not, you won’t be able to miss out on all these wonders to admire.
If you want to take your time to contemplate the wildlife, staying in one of the cottages for rent in Le Bic is an excellent way to do it. You can use it as a stopover to recharge your batteries before returning to explore the area.Contact Vieux Loup de Mer today. Our warm and friendly staff will be happy to welcome you. We’ll help make your stay as memorable as possible with many anecdotes about the Bic region and its unique wildlife.