Buckhorn Island Bird Conservation Area
The Buckhorn Island BCA (part of Buckhorn Island State Park) is within the Niagara River corridor, and is crossed by a heavily traveled international highway, which makes the marsh one of the state's most visible wetlands and a highly visible site for demonstrating wetland restoration. Its ecological position as one of the two largest remaining marshes on the Niagara River necessitates proper stewardship. The area is a significant concentration area for large numbers and diverse species of gulls. Buckhorn Island will continue to support gull populations, as well as a diverse waterfowl population. The marsh at Buckhorn provides important nesting habitat for listed species such as least bittern, northern harrier and sedge wren. The marsh serves as a feeding, resting and breeding area for ducks, coots, moorhens, and rails. Common terns find suitable habitat for foraging here.