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Conserving Canada’s Wetlands

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Birchy Basin

The Upper Humber Wetlands Complex (Birchy Basin) is an important wetland habitat area for waterfowl and other wildlife and plants. Boasting 1,917 acres in size, it is located at the base of the Northern Peninsula, approximately thirty kilometers northeast of Deer Lake and ten kilometers southwest of White Bay on route 430. Comprised of the Upper Humber and Adies River watershed areas, it is situated in the main waterfowl migration corridor.

Birchy Basin is an important area for waterfowl. Its productive wetland habitat supports the highest inland breeding duck densities on the island and provides areas for waterfowl to build up energy reserves before continuing on their migration. As a result, it was protected by the “Newfoundland and Labrador Habitat Protection Plan for Migratory Birds” (1987)*

DUC is planning minor repairs and maintenance of the water control structure and access road, allowing this incredible wetland to continue to serve the many creatures who call it home. This area is a critical landscape, and your support will help us conserve it into the future.

*From Corner Brook Pulp and Paper “Special Places


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