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Last Mountain Bird Sanctuary


The Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area area was first protected in 1887, when 1025 hectares (ha) of land at the north end of Last Mountain Lake were set aside as breeding grounds for wild fowl, becoming the first federal bird sanctuary in North America.

Over 280 species of birds have been recorded at Last Mountain Lake NWA during migration.

Besides its values as a migratory stopover and a breeding area, Last Mountain Lake NWA provides appropriate habitat for 9 of Canada’s 36 species of vulnerable, threatened and endangered birds.

For more information, visit the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area’s website at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area.


Above information pulled from Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area website.