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Selkirk Shores Bird Conservation Area

The Selkirk Shores BCA is part of Selkirk Shores State Park in Oswego County. It is located on Lake Ontario about 0.3 miles south of Port Ontario. Overlooking a bluff, the park offers swimming, camping, fishing, birding and hiking.

During spring migration Neotropical migratory songbirds concentrate along the lake. The BCA supports assemblages of birds associated with marshes, forests and shrub/scrub including more than 80 species that have been confirmed as breeders. The BCA has supported state listed breeding marsh birds such as pied-billed grebe (threatened), American bittern (special concern), least bittern (threatened), and black tern (endangered). Other regularly occurring species at risk include osprey (special concern), sharp-shinned hawk (special concern), common tern (threatened) and golden-winged warbler (special concern).

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