Important Bird Areas

Gull Island (Lake Michigan)

Michigan

Forested island with extensive beaches, and spits.

Ornithological Summary

Significant nesting site for Black-crowned Night-Herons and Double-crested Cormorants.. Formerly supported a huge Caspian Tern colony.

Conservation Issues

Unknown.

Ownership

Owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, under Seney National Wildlife Refuge personnel.

Habitat

Mostly forested upland on the island's interior with beaches and willow shrubs on the upper reaches of some of the beachfront.

Land Use

Wildlife Refuge, off limits.