Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area management plan 2018 .: CW66-540/2018E-PDF

"The Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area (NWA) was established in 1978 at the eastern end of the Long Point Peninsula at the southeastern corner of Prince Edward County, along the northeastern shore of Lake Ontario to protect a nationally significant area for migratory passerine birds (small perching birds) that pass through the area on route to their breeding sites in the Boreal Forest from their wintering areas in the southern USA, Mexico, and Central and South America. There is no other location on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario where birds are known to occur in such high densities during migration. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded on the point, including songbirds, waterfowl, owls and hawks. In 1998, the south shore of Prince Edward County, in which the National Wildlife Area is located, was designated as a globally important bird area (IBA) by BirdLife International because the numbers of greater scaup (Aythya marila), long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis), and white-winged scoter (Melanitta fusca) exceed 1% of the global population"--p. iv.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canadian Wildlife Service.
Canada. Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Title Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area management plan 2018 .
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Title from cover.
Issued also in French under title: Réserve nationale de faune de la Pointe-du-Prince-Édouard plan de gestion 2018.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Gatineau, Quebec : Environment and Climate Change Canada : Canadian Wildlife Service, c2018.
Description vi, 53 p. : maps, photographs
ISBN 9780660075969
Catalogue number
  • CW66-540/2018E-PDF
Subject terms Migratory birds
Conservation areas
Environmental management
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