Important Bird Areas

Round Island (Bay de Noc)


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



Hiawatha National Forest.


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

Land Use

Managed by the U.S. Forest Service.