Important Bird Areas

Pigeon Country moraines

Michigan

A large landscape dominated by upland deciduous forests, with smaller pockets of confierous forest and herbaceous openland.

Ornithological Summary

Supports the state's densest breeding population of Red-shouldered Hawks.

Ownership

Primarily Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Habitat

A largely forested IBA dominated in Northern Hardwoods and Aspen. Oak, pine, and other deciduous and mixed forest cover types are well-represented. Lesser areas of shrub and emergent wetland, shrub, grassland, and agricultural fields are present.