SIGNIFICANT AREAS: Did you know that Minas Basin has 2 areas considered to be of global significance for birds?

IBA identifies the Southern Bight Minas Basin and Cobequid Bay as areas of Global significance for Birds.

Black-bellied Plover. Copyright Art MacKay

Important Bird Areas of Canada (IBA, http://www.ibacanada.com/) is part of an international conservation initiative co-ordinated by BirdLife International. Canadian Co-partners are Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada. they have designated 2 areas in Minas Basin as follows:

Cobequid Bay is Globally Significant for Congregatory Species, Shorebird Concentrations and Continentally Significant for  Congregatory Species.

CobequidBayNS IBA

Southern Bight in Minus Basin is Globally Significant for Congregatory Species, Shorebird Concentrations

Minas Basin IBA

 


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