Important Bird Areas

Pointe Aux Chenes

Michigan

A largely privately-owned section of Lake Michigan beachfront.

Ornithological Summary

Between 2000 and 2006, this IBA supported between 3 and 8 pairs of the endangered Great Lakes population of Piping Plovers.

Ownership

Mostly within the Hiawatha National Forest, with small private inholdings.

Habitat

Pebbly beachfront.

Land Use

Used recreationally by human foot traffic, with housing on outskirts of IBA.