Description of critical habitat of the Horned Grebe, Magdalen Islands population, in Pointe de l’Est National Wildlife Area

The Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Magdalen Islands population, is a migratory bird protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as endangered. In Canada, the Horned Grebe, Magdalen Islands population, is found only in the archipelago of the same name in Quebec. During nesting, the Horned Grebe is generally found near small freshwater ponds, marshes and the shallow bays of lakes.

The Recovery Strategy for the Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Magdalen Islands Population, in Canadaidentifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including a federally protected area.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, subsection 58(1) of that Act applies, 90 days after this publication, to the critical habitat of the Horned Grebe, Magdalen Islands population, as identified in the recovery strategy on the Species at Risk Public Registry, within the following federally protected area: Pointe de l’Est National Wildlife Area, described in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Area Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Wildlife Act.

February 27, 2015

MARY TAYLOR
Director
Species at Risk Management
Canadian Wildlife Service