Photographer's Note

Area: 1,136 Acres

Habitat: Beach/dune habitat backed by extensive maritime forest and tidal marsh

Site Description: North Brigantine Natural Area boasts a rarity along New Jersey’s Atlantic coast: approximately 2.5 miles of undeveloped beach. Located between the city of Brigantine and Brigantine Inlet, the site is composed of primary to mature dunes, maritime forest and tidal marsh. The site has been designated as a Natural Heritage Priority Site by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

IBA Criteria:
Criterion Species
Conservation Concern – Federally-threatened; State-endangered (B) Piping Plover
Conservation Concern – State-endangered (B) Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier
Conservation Concern – State-endangered (SM) Red Knot
Regional Responsibility Species - BCR 30 Beach/Dune (B) American Oystercatcher, Piping Plover
Significant Congregations - Exceptional Single Species Concentration (W) American Oystercatcher
Significant Congregations - Exceptional Single Species Concentration (FM) Red Knot
Significant Migrant Stopover/Flyover (FM) Shorebirds
Long-term Research/Monitoring Piping Plover

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