Shepody Bay

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Shepody Bay

  • Country: 
    Canada
  • Site number: 
    363
  • Area: 
    12,200 ha
  • Designation date: 
    27-05-1987
  • Coordinates: 
    45°47'N 64°35'W
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Overview

Shepody Bay. 27/05/87; New Brunswick; 12,200 ha; 45°47'N 064°35'W. Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve. A tidal embayment of saltmarsh, eroding coastline with sand and gravel beaches and extensive intertidal mudflats. The mudflats support internationally important numbers of the crustacean Corophium volutator, the principle food source for millions of fall migrating shorebirds. 400,000 Calidris pusilla may be present at one time in late summer. More than two million pass through in August, as do large numbers of other shorebirds. A shorebird research station is available. Ramsar site no. 363. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
New Brunswick

  • National legal designation: 
    • none
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2001

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