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Joseph Davis Bird Conservation Area

The Joseph Davis BCA is part of Joseph Davis State Park. It includes approximately 1,400 feet of frontage on the Niagara River and 31 acres of underwater land. About two-thirds of the BCA is successional shrubland. Mature second growth forests are found in the eastern portion of the BCA and along the Niagara River shoreline. Other ecological communities represented in the BCA are old fields, open water and wetlands.

The fields host northern harrier, horned lark, savannah sparrow, bobolink and eastern meadowlark. Species at risk include state threatened pied-billed grebe, bald eagle, northern harrier and common tern and state species of special concern, osprey, sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper's hawk, common nighthawk, whip-poor-will, horned lark and yellow-breasted chat. Joseph Davis is also one of the best spots in the Niagara Region for wintering eastern bluebirds.

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