Important Bird Areas

Shiawassee River State Game Area

Michigan

9,000 acres adjoining the Shiawassee Wildlife Refuge

Ornithological Summary

Important wetland complex supporting American Bitterns and many other species.

Conservation Issues

Major threats include invasive species, especially Phragmites and Purple Loosestrife.

Ownership

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division.

Habitat

An emergent wetland complex with accompanying lowland floodplain forest, shrub swamp, and agricultural fields.

Land Use

Primarily wildlife management, with hunting as a secondary use.