The composition of Nova Scotia's avifauna is influenced by distribution and habitat groupings, seasonality and geography.
There are three main breeding patterns among the breeding birds of the Maritimes: those that reach their northern breeding limits here, those that reach their southern breeding limits here, and (the largest group) those for which both northern and southern breeding limits lie outside the province.
The province also receives many vagrant birds from the west that came to rest here to avoid being blown out to sea, as well as others brought up the East Coast Storm Track from more southern areas.
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T11.3 Open-habitat Birds
T11.4 Birds of Prey
T11.5 Freshwater Wetland Birds and Waterfowl
T11.6 Shorebirds and Other Birds of Coastal Wetlands
T11.7 Seabirds and Birds of Marine Habitats
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