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Napeague Bird Conservation Area

The Napeague BCA consists of portions of Napeague and Hither Hills State Parks on eastern Long Island's South Fork. It includes most of Napeague State Park and the western portion of Hither Hills State Park. The diversity of birds at the site is due in part to the fact that Napeague/Hither Hills is part of one of the largest, relatively unfragmented areas of maritime open space on eastern Long Island. Breeding birds include beach/dune species such as piping plover, least tern and American oystercatcher. Roseate terns and black skimmers have bred here in the past. The site also supports breeding ospreys and northern harriers and wintering short-eared owls.

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