Over Point is located on the western shore of Petit Manan Point in Steuben. Shorebirds utilize two distinct areas: a long narrow tidal cove and a tidal lagoon surrounded by a cobble bar.

Ornithological Summary

This site provides stopover and foraging habitat for a variety of shorebirds during the fall migration, including as many as 1,200 Semipalmated Plovers, which is one of the highest concentrations of this species in the state. Shorebirds using this area are counted annually as part of the PRISM shorebird monitoring program.

Conservation Issues

A portion of the area was recently placed under conservation easement with Great Auk Land Trust, however some public use still occurs.


Ownership is a mix of conservation (Great Auk Land Trust) and private interests. There is no public access at this time. Portions of the area could be viewed from the water. A boat launch in Pinkham Bay facilitates exploring this area by boat without trespassing on private property.

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