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Upper and Lower Lakes Bird Conservation Area

This BCA is a large complex of open water surrounded by marsh, shrub, swamp, and upland forest. Upland areas include grassland and some shrubland, as well as forest.

Species of interest include: black tern (Endangered), pied-billed grebe (Threatened), least bittern (Threatened), northern harrier (Threatened), upland sandpiper (Threatened), sedge wren (Threatened), American bittern (Special Concern), osprey (Special Concern), common loon (Special Concern), cerulean warbler (Special Concern), sharp-shinned hawk, bobolink, savannah sparrow, eastern meadowlark, marsh wren, Virginia rail, sora, American woodcock, common snipe, magnolia warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, brown thrasher, ring-necked duck and wood duck.

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