Iona Island/Doodletown Bird Conservation Area
The area includes one of the largest tidal wetlands in the Hudson River. The ecological importance of Iona Island has been recognized through designation as: Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat Area, and National Natural Landmark. The Iona Island area is an approximately 270 acre tidal wetland that ranges from freshwater to brackish. It is dominated by narrow leaved cattail. Non-vegetated tidal flats, subtidal aquatic beds, and rocky uplands also occur. Tidal creek channels and a high gradient freshwater creek are also present. The Doodletown portion is largely a steep, rocky, undeveloped forest land that hosts a wide array of forest-nesting species, including rare warblers. The area as a whole provides highly valuable habitats for: marsh-nesting birds, waterfowl, warblers, shorebirds, eagles, amphibians, reptiles and fish spawning and nursery areas.
More about Iona Island/Doodletown Bird Conservation Area:
- Iona Island/Doodletown BCA Site Map - New York State Bird Conservation Area Program - Site Map for Iona Island/Doodletown BCA.
- Iona Island/Doodletown BCA Management Guidance Summary - New York State Bird Conservation Area Program - Management Guidance Summary for Iona Island/Doodletown BCA