Important Bird Areas

Helmet Shoal and Saddlebag Island

Michigan

A 200 ft. long sandy island utilized by nesting Common Terns.

Ornithological Summary

Home to a moderately large nesting colony of Common Terns.

Conservation Issues

Disturbance by boats is a potential threat. Great Lakes sea level change and predation are additional threats.

Ownership

Unknown.

Habitat

Bare, mostly unvegetated ground.

Land Use

Uninhabited.