Significant Wildlife Habitat:
Shorebirds, and Waterfowl & Wading birds

Introduction
Contacts
Shorebird nesting, feeding, and staging areas
Waterfowl and wading bird habitat
Additional materials

Introduction

Shorebird nesting, feeding and staging areas; and high and moderate value waterfowl and wading bird habitats are significant wildlife habitats.

Contacts

Shorebird nesting, feeding and staging areas

Significant wildlife habitat includes high and moderate value waterfowl and wading bird habitat, and shorebird feeding and staging areas that (1) are within other protected natural resources, such as wetlands, or (2) meet criteria specified in rules.

  • MAPS: Google Earth Interactive Maps. Note: you need to install "Google Earth" to see the maps on this page. See the directions at the top of the linked page, if you haven't already installed "Google Earth".
  • Shorebird roosting areas includes the intertidal zone, the roosting area, and and a 250-foot area adjacent buffer area. Shorebird feeding areas include the intertidal zone and a 100-foot adjacent buffer area.

DEP has regulated activities in, on or over high these habitats to the extent these habitats were located within another protected natural resource, such as a freshwater or coastal wetland, since September 17, 2005. DEP has regulated activities in, on or over these habitats, located outside other protected natural resources, to the extent they meet criteria adopted in rule since June 8, 2006.

Waterfowl and wading bird habitat

Significant wildlife habitat includes high and moderate value waterfowl and wading bird habitat, and shorebird feeding and staging areas that (1) are within other protected natural resources, such as wetlands, or (2) meet criteria specified in rules.

  • MAPS: Google Earth Interactive Maps. Note: you need to install "Google Earth" to see the maps on this page. See the directions at the top of the linked page, if you haven't already installed "Google Earth".
  • Inland waterfowl and wading bird habitats include a 250-foot wide zone surrounding the wetland complex.
  • Tidal waterfowl and wading bird habitat includes only the identified tidal habitat area. This habitat is located within the coastal wetland, which is already regulated as a protected natural resource under the NRPA.

The marked areas on the waterfowl & wading, and shorebird habitat maps include the 250-foot buffer areas.

DEP has regulated activities in, on or over high these habitats to the extent these habitats were located within another protected natural resource, such as a freshwater or coastal wetland, since September 17, 2005. DEP has regulated activities in, on or over these habitats, located outside other protected natural resources, to the extent they meet criteria adopted in rule since June 8, 2006.

Additional materials