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Why the South Shore is worth protecting

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Prince Edward County’s South Shore is:

  • one of the longest undeveloped stretches of shoreline on the lower Great Lakes
  • a major migratory flyway for migrating songbirds, waterfowl, hawks and owls
  • a major staging area where migrating birds rest and feed
  • breeding territory for Species at Risk, including Blanding’s Turtle, Whip-poor-will, short-eared Owl, Least Bittern, King Rail and Black Tern. 
  •  breeding territory for over 50 species of birds
  • a migration staging area for bats, Monarch butterflies and dragonflies
  • the site of sensitive alvars, rare communities of limestone-specific plants