Important Bird Areas

Round Island (Bay de Noc)

Michigan

2,100 ft. long island with a Black-crowned Night-Heron nesting colony. This IBA includes a 2.5 km radius water-only buffer to allow sufficient foraging for Ring-billed Gulls.

Ornithological Summary

Home to a small to moderate sized Black-crowned Night-Heron colony, as well as large numbers of nesting Ring-billed Gulls.

Conservation Issues

Unknown.

Ownership

Hiawatha National Forest.

Habitat

Dominated on the interior by forest and shrub habitat, bounded by barren beach.

Land Use

Managed by the U.S. Forest Service.