Sounds like a great idea, Denis. I hope other communities emulate Bouctouche. Birders are, perhaps, a unique group that include local landfills, composting sites and lagoons routinely in their travels. All such areas are a gathering spot for birds.Hats off to Bouctouche for recognizing the potential of drawing birders to their community [we all tend to drop a few $ on our travels]!!!
I spent my winter of 2011-2012 living in Bouctouche and I visited this spot quite regularly. I saw an American Wigeon here for the first time, and the more common species, like Bufflehead.
Glad to see that you have it on this list for a birding hotspot.
Jan. 6, 2016 - Over the last year or so, I recall seeing at this lagoon: American Black Duck, Mallard, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Ring-Necked Duck, Northern Shoveller, Bufflehead Ducks, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Northern Pintail, Green-Winged Teal,Savannah Sparrow, Red-Winged Black Birds, Cedar Waxwings, Bald Eagle, Ring-Billed Gull, Bonaparte Gull, Canada Goose ( Goose nesting between the 2 lagoons), the changes of the seasons brings different visitors to this lagoon. There is what appears to be a small man-made pond next to the lagoon, which gets a variety of ducks in the winter. At the south east corner of the lagoon, there is a flow of water,going into the Bouctouche River, I have noticed White-Rumped Sandpipers there.