Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Murray Harbour (Nicolle Cove)

This 61 acre (24 ha.), five-island complex is located in the southeastern corner of Prince Edward Island, about 64 km southeast of Charlottetown. The sites act as important nesting grounds for various species of seabirds and colonial nesters, such as Bonaparte’s gull and greater yellowlegs. Beautiful beaches and the harbour waters also allow viewing opportunities for grey and harbour seals. Thomas Island, the last project in the series, concluded the protection of all five properties in 2014 with the help of the Island Nature Trust and the Province of PEI.

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