Mid-Atlantic Coast

Level II Ducks Unlimited conservation priority area, popular wintering area for waterfowl, including the declining American black duck

Mid Atlantic Coast Photo

The Mid-Atlantic Coast contains several very significant areas for waterfowl, hence DU's involvement: the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, New Jersey coast and Long Island. Barrier beaches and dunes, submerged aquatic vegetation, intertidal sand and mudflats, salt marsh islands, fringing tidal marshes and maritime forest characterize these highly productive shallow water and adjacent upland habitats. Maintaining or improving water quality and waterfowl habitat in the Chesapeake Bay and other Mid-Atlantic estuaries will be challenging given the projected regional growth in human populations and climate change impacts.

Importance to waterfowl

Habitat issues

Mid-Atlantic Coast map

DU's conservation focus

States in the Mid-Atlantic Coast region

Delaware | Maryland |  New Jersey | New York
Pennsylvania | Virginia | West Virginia