Shorebird habitat expanded at Mispillion wildlife area

Habitat area for migrating shorebirds is expanding under a partnership between the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Delmarva Ornithological Society.

 

The two organizations are partners in a federal matching grant program to purchase a 52-acre property of marshland adjoining the Mispillion Harbor Reserve and Milford Neck State Wildlife Area.  Officials say the region is known globally for its location as a spawning ground for horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds that eat horseshoe crab eggs on their journeys, which may last 9,000 miles.  The total purchase price was $130,000 plus settlement costs, $100,000 of which was covered in federal funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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