Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
|Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area|
|Réserve nationale de faune du cap Tourmente|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Scenery at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area.
|Location||Saint-Joachim, La Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada|
|Area||23.99 km2 (9.26 sq mi)|
|Established||April 28, 1978|
|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.
American tree sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)
- "Greater Snow Goose". Hinterland Who's Who. Environment Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-12-05. 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.
Media related to Réserve nationale de faune du Cap-Tourmente at Wikimedia Commons
- Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area at Environment Canada
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