FRONTENAC BIRD STUDIES

SITE PROFILE AND HISTORY


Location:
The Frontenac Arch is an ancient span of Precambrian bedrock that bridges the Canadian Shield of Central and Northern Ontario to the Adirondack and Appalachian regions of the United States.  As a unique zone of bio-geographic overlap between convergent ecoregions, the Frontenac Arch features the “greatest diversity of living things in eastern Canada”, including an extensive list of provincial and federal Species At Risk. The landform is also an important corridor of habitats for the migration and dispersal of wildlife. The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve was established in 2002, in recognition of the region’s significance to cultural and biological heritage. Over three quarters of the Canadian portion of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve consists of intact terrestrial and aquatic habitats that are threatened by growths in recreational use and development. Frontenac Bird Studies  was created with the acknowledgment that proactive science and educational programming is central to the safeguarding of this region’s natural heritage


(Photo by Dan Derbyshire)

 

Photos:


Selected photos of the Frontenac Bird Studies area will be added to this page.

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2002- The Migration Research Foundation Inc.