Winter Wildlife


The wildlife changes around ECO during the winter.  Migratory birds leave us, grasses and heathers loose their color, but winter brings us some equally fantastic wildlife sights!  Here’s a few notable things that have crossed out kayaks this winter! Longtail Cockawee – Old Squaw Ducks Common during winter in the sheltered bays. They are a […]

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ECO @ Atlantic Outdoor Sports & R.V. Show

ECO @ Atlantic Outdoor Sports & R.V. Show

The Atlantic Outdoor Sports & R.V. Show is coming up March 11th,12th & 13th. East Coast Outfitters will be there with Old Creel Canoe & Kayak. If you’re in town stop by and check us out. Senior Guides Kirk Dauphinee and Karl Vollmer will be there to answer your questions about East Coast Outfitters tours, […]

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2010 – 2011 Guides in Training – Back in the classroom


This years Guides in Training are back in the classroom after a holiday break. They will spend 4 weeks with Dave Adler learning Tides, Wind, Waves, Weather, Navigation and the other hard skills they need to be safe and efficient paddlers. Next they’ll head to the pool for rescues and rolls training before heading back […]

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Guide Training under way

GITs 2010

Guide Training began in earnest this weekend, despite the very wet, very windy weather. 12 brave paddlers joined Dave Adler and other ECO instructors on the comprehensive training program. They will emerge in June as certified ECO guides. Good luck, folks!

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Want to be an ECO Guide?


Guide Training begins Halloween weekend. Spooky….

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Here’s lookin’ at you, Earl


Sadly, the power went out around 11:15am.   The Wx station stopped logging online, but continued logging internally until the power was back on.  When we checked, the highest recorded wind gust during the Hurricane period was 126.7km/hr 11:07am Sept 4th 2010 Wind gust of 99.8 km/hr recorded by our Weather Station 10:27am Sept 4th 2010 […]

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More Recent Trips and Wildlife


The Big  Clam The Quahog takes 40 years to reach 4 inches in length. A four inch long Quahog will filter a gallon of water every hour. In terms of size, this Quahog is classified a “chowder clam” or more commonly in Nova Scotia,  “bar clam”. Quahogs are among the longest lived marine organisms in […]

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Wildlife Sighting Updates


Summer is Here! Well we are definitely seeing some wildlife!  On the water, the guides are reporting sighting everything from Porpoises, Seals, Minke Whales, even White Tailed Deer! For some, the chance sighting is majestic, though impossibly quick – other times the wildlife is equally curious and playful about us. Last week, while paddling through […]

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Wildlife from this weekend

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Eastern Juvenile Willets Here’s a Willet we saw near the window on Friday evening. There were a few of them around. We’ve asked the birding community on Twitter to help us identify this guy, and the consensus is that this is an Eastern Juvenile Willet. The Willet is a shorebird in the Sandpiper family. The […]

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