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Location USA, Virginia
Central coordinates 74o 19.03' West  37o 31.78' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 105,249 ha
Altitude 0 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Audubon



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Brent Goose Branta bernicla non-breeding  2004  17,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  2003  669 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus breeding  2003  525 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus breeding  2005  151 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus passage  1996  46,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus passage  1996  40,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Royal Tern Sterna maxima breeding  2003  2,058 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri breeding  2003  1,521 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Least Tern Sterna antillarum breeding  2003  703 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger breeding  2003  1,679 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 

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