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Featuring Ramsar Sites Mary's Point & Shepody Bay

A Sandy Salt Marsh. Canada's 3rd Ramsar site designated—Mary's Point, New Brunswick, Canada. Ramsar site no. 236.

Shepody Bay International Shorebird Reserve. Canada's first Western Hemisphere Shorebird ReserveShepody Bay National Wildlife Area, Mary's Point, New Brunswick, Canada. Ramsar site no. 236.

Shepody Bay is a tidal embayment of saltmarsh, eroding coastline with sand & gravel beaches & extensive intertidal mudflats. The mudflats support internationally important numbers of the crustacean Corophium volutator, the principle food source for millions of fall migrating shorebirds. 400,000 Calidris pusilla may be present at one time in late summer. More than two million pass through in August, as do large numbers of other shorebirds. A shorebird research station is available.

Flower Pot Rocks. The Rocks Provincial Park, Shepody Bay National Wildlife Area, New Brunswick, Canada. Ramsar site no. 363.

Clam Beach. Mary's Point, New Brunswick, Canada. Ramsar site no. 236.

Where the Periwinkle Roam (Littorina littorea) Mary's Point, New Brunswick, Canada. Ramsar site no. 236.

In the Apple Tree is an American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Mary's Point, New Brunswick, Canada. Ramsar site no. 236.

Narrow-headed Marsh Fly (Helophilus fasciatus) Mary's Point, New Brunswick, Canada. Ramsar site no. 236.

Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee (Megachile pugnata) Mary's Point, New Brunswick, Canada. Ramsar site no. 236.

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