Important Bird Areas

American Golden-Plover Stopover-Dalton City

Illinois

Ornithological Summary

Additional survey data suggest this area receives intense use from the American golden-plovers throughout a month long staging period, not just on the single date of the surveys documented above. This area in particular appears to be a discrete spatial area that is exceptionally important relative to the surrounding habitat in the region. This site was chosen as an IBA because it met the criteria for a migratory stopover for shorebirds.