Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area Management Plan

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Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area

Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area (NWA) is in Ontario. The NWA has an area of around 513 hectares. It contains forests, grasslands, and wetlands. It was created in 1978 to protect a nationally significant area for migratory perching birds.

Birds come to the NWA in high densities during migration. In fact, the NWA has a migration monitoring station. The Point supports over 300 bird species. It supports 29 species at risk as well. Examples include the least bittern and the red-headed woodpecker. The NWA is also a globally Important Bird Area.

Visitors may use some areas of the NWA for recreation. For instance, people may hike and observe wildlife from designated trails. Special restrictions apply. Prince Edward Point NWA is part of the Connecting Canadians to Nature (CCN) initiative. CCN helps Canadians enjoy and connect with nature. Funding will improve visitor services.

NWAs are protected and managed under the Canada Wildlife Act. This management plan pairs with protection provided for existing Aboriginal or treaty rights.

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