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