Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

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Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Réserve nationale de faune du cap Tourmente
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A green field in the foreground, and a large hill and a bright blue sky with sparse clouds is in the background. A tree is to the left.
Scenery at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area.
Location Saint-Joachim, La Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 47°5′N 70°47′W / 47.083°N 70.783°W / 47.083; -70.783Coordinates: 47°5′N 70°47′W / 47.083°N 70.783°W / 47.083; -70.783
Area 23,99 km²
Established April 28, 1978 (1978-04-28)
Governing body Canadian Wildlife Service
Designated: 15 January 1981

The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is a National Wildlife Area located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the National Capital region of Quebec established on 28 April 1978. It is critical habitat for the Greater Snow Goose during migration. Flocks of tens of thousands of these birds stop over to feed on the bullrushes in the spring and fall. The tidal marsh was recognized as a wetland of international significance per the Ramsar Convention in 1981, the first North American site to receive that distinction.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greater Snow Goose". Hinterland Who's Who. Environment Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Retrieved 2010-12-15. "In 1981, the Cap Tourmente NWA was declared North America’s first Ramsar site, a site recognized as a wetland of international importance." 

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