Malpeque Bay

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Malpeque Bay

  • Country: 
    Canada
  • Site number: 
    399
  • Area: 
    24,440 ha
  • Designation date: 
    28-04-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    46°32'N 63°48'W
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Overview

Malpeque Bay. 28/04/88; Prince Edward Island; 24,440 ha; 46°32'N 063°48'W. Provincial Wildlife Management Area. An estuarine embayment of extensive shallow open water, intertidal flats, and islands, fringed in places by saltmarsh and protected from the sea by a sandspit and dune formation with a number of saline ponds. The intertidal flats support beds of Zostera, an abundant food source for large numbers of migratory waterbirds. Up to 20,000 Branta canadensis stage here in spring and fall. Migratory shorebirds, including two species of duck, are abundant in the fall. The area is important for supporting large nesting colonies of Ardeidae (herons, bitterns, etc.), and Phalacrocoracidae. Ramsar site no. 399. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Prince Edward Island

  • National legal designation: 
    • provincial natural area
    • wildlife management area
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2001

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