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David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve Bird Conservation Area

This BCA comprises one of the largest undisturbed pine barrens plant communities on Long Island. The habitat includes ten different cover types of oak and pitch pine forests and shrublands with the associated complex of common nighthawk, whip-poor-will, brown thrasher, blue-winged warbler and pine warbler. Grasshopper sparrows used to occur, but their habitat is disappearing and they may have been lost from the area. Eastern towhees are by far the most common bird species encountered. There is very little open grassland habitat left on the property; most of the open areas have returned to forests or are more of a savannah-type habitat now.


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