Conservation

Priority Bird Species at Pickering Creek

Threatened species that benefit from the 400-acres of habitat
Photo: Bill Hubick
Conservation

Priority Bird Species at Pickering Creek

Threatened species that benefit from the 400-acres of habitat

What is a priority species? 

A priority species is one that is particularly threatened in terms of the species' long-term survival. All priority species have been selected through rigorous scientific analysis, and most represent a broad array of other birds and wildlife that use the same habitat type. Conservation focused on priority species is almost always focused on priority habitats as well. Audubon has identified 32 priority-bird species within the Atlantic Flyway, 6 of which call Pickering Creek home for a portion of the year.

American Woodcock
Bald Eagle
Grasshopper Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wood Thrush

 

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