Important Bird Areas

American Golden-Plover Stopover-Newman

Illinois

Ornithological Summary

Additional survey data suggest these areas receive intense use from the American golden-plovers throughout a month long staging period, not just on the single date of the surveys documented here. 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 congregation of shorebirds.