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South Shore (Barrington Bay Sector) (NS018)

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South Shore (Barrington Bay Sector) (NS018)

Barrington Passage, Nouvelle-Écosse

Latitude 43,532°N
Longitude 65,585°O
Altitude 0 - 5m
Superficie 42,06km²

Description du site

This site includes the following coastal, sandy beaches of Barrington Bay in southernmost Nova Scotia: Burks Point, Sebim Beach, Northeast Point, Goose Point, and Clam Point. These beaches are scattered throughout the bay, which is large and shallow and contains extensive sand and mud flats. The climate is maritime, and there is little lasting snow and ice in winter months. The tidal range is about 3m.

Oiseaux

In 1991, 11 Piping Plovers (globally near-threatened and nationally endangered), or 2.6% of the estimated Atlantic Canada population were recorded at the Barrington Bay area beaches. However, a 1996 survey found that numbers had decreased significantly to only one bird.

Sea ducks, such as eiders and scoters also pass through the area during spring and fall migration. Some of these ducks also winter in the area.

Enjeux de conservation

Nesting Piping Plovers are likely disturbed by beach-goers. Illegal hunting activities have historically been a problem at this site. Some hunters ignore hunting regulations by exceeding bag-limits on ducks and may also hunt shorebirds.

Catégories ZICO Habitats Usages Menaces Potencielles ou Existantes Status de Protection
Goéland marin
Nombre Année Saison
3 0972014Hiver
1 4782005Hiver
1 3972000Hiver
Goéland argenté
Nombre Année Saison
5 0792014Hiver
Grand Cormoran
Nombre Année Saison
3952000Hiver
3941999Hiver
3481996Hiver
Mergule nain
Nombre Année Saison
122003Hiver
Sterne de Dougall
Nombre Année Saison
432000Été
Pluvier siffleur
Nombre Année Saison
52015Automne
52015Été
122013Été
82012Été
82011Automne
6 - 82011Été
32006Été
22001Été
11996Été
111991Été
Bruant des prés
Nombre Année Saison
252015Automne
312000Hiver