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Established to Preserve Migration

The following National Park Service sites are examples of areas essential to migratory species.

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska

Where today there is sea, there was once a vast treeless steppe. The Bering Land Bridge allowed the migration of plants and animals, including humans, to spread beyond their home continent.

Everglads National Park Everglades National Park, Florida

Everglades National Park was established in 1947 to conserve the natural landscape, plants, and animals. It marked the first large-scale attempt to protect the area's unique ecological systems.

Fire Islands National Seashore Fire Islands National Seashore, New York

Located along the Atlantic migratory flyway, Fire Island hosts more than 330 species of birds. The island's diverse forest, dune, and marsh habitats offer feeding and nesting opportunities for a wide array of resident and migratory shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and waders.

Kobuk Valley National Park Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska

The Kobuk River runs approximately 60 miles through Kobuk Valley National Park. The river is a critical point in the migration of nearly half a million caribou, the second largest Western Arctic Caribou herd in North America.

Last Updated: January 03, 2017