Nayanquing Point is a collection of farm fields, diked pools and Saginaw Bay marshland managed by the Michigan DNR.

Ornithological Summary

Concentration of one or more species: 1% or more of a species population; 10,000 or more waterbirds. Tundra Swan (average 500+ annually during fall migration 1995), Greater Scaup (average 5000+ annually during fall migration 1995) and a diver mix averaging 20,000+ annually during spring and fall migrations 1995. In spring, the most prevalent species is Lesser Scaup. In late fall the mix contains large numbers of Greater Scaup, Canvasback and other divers, in addition to good numbers of Tundra Swans. Increased numbers in recent years may be tied to the recent infestation of the zebra mussel into the shallow waters of Saginaw Bay. The totals are those of the local observer and other regional observers. Managed marshes are regularly used by such breeders as American and Least Bitterns, several species of waterfowl, including Redheads, Common Moorhens, Forster's and Black Terns, and Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Winter birds also use the area regularly with the most striking being Snowy Owls.

Conservation Issues

Non-indigenous flora/fauna, inadequate funding (listed as reduction of land management), damming/flooding, succession/afforestation.


Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Deciduous woods, riparian, shrub/scrub, grassland, non-tidal wetland.

Land Use

Agriculture/cultivation, hunting/fishing, recreation/tourism, wildlife conservation/research.

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