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Niagara River Corridor Important Bird Area

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
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Inscription.  
The Niagara River Corridor Important Bird Area (IBA) was identified as globally significant by the National Audubon Society in 1996. IBAs identify, protect, and conserve a network of sites essential for sustaining naturally occurring bird populations and their habitats.

Winter bird populations are unique in the Niagara Frontier Region. The open waters of the Niagara River and the Lakes Ontario and Erie attract up to 19 different species of gulls and 25 different species of waterfowl.

The Bonaparte’s Gull uses the Niagara River as a migratory stopover and wintering site. Up to 50,000 of these birds, which account for 10% of the world’s population, have been counted along the Niagara River in a single day.

Herring Gulls are also abundant; about 20,000 or more individuals can be observed regularly. This represents the regular occurrence of almost 6% of the North American Herring Gull population with upwards of 14% of the population being reported on a (regular basis).

Canvasback             Common Merganser
Waterfowl concentrations during fall and winter also regularly exceed 20,000
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By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
2. Niagara River Corridor Important Bird Area Marker
individuals of more than 20 species. At least two species (Canvasbacks and Common Mergansers) are regularly present during late fall and early winter in numbers just above 1% of their estimated North American populations.
 
Location. 43° 4.951′ N, 79° 4.206′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Goat Island Road. Marker is located in Niagara Falls State Park, on Goat Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cave of the Winds Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Cave of the Winds (within shouting distance of this marker); Cave of the Winds and Bridal Veil Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Nikola Tesla (within shouting distance of this marker); Luna Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Nikola Tesla (about 300 feet away); The Power of Niagara (about 300 feet away); World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. In addition to those mentioned on the marker, there are also photos of the following birds: Great Black-backed Gull, Iceland Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Thayer’s Gull, Glaucous Gull and Common Gold Duck.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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