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Crown Point Bird Conservation Area

The Crown Point BCA is part of the Crown Point State Historic Site in Essex County. It is located at the tip of Crown Point peninsula. Jutting northward into Lake Champlain and bordered on the west by Bulwagga Bay, the peninsula serves as a natural migrant trap, especially in spring. Crown Point State Historic Site is also an Audubon Important Bird Area.

Over 180 bird species have been observed at the Crown Point BCA. Many of these are spring migrants, with 47 species of Neotropical migratory songbirds and 18 species of forest dwelling Neotropical migrants having been observed in spring. A bird banding station has been operated at Crown Point since 1976. During that time 13,442 birds of 97 species have been banded.

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