A bird reserve (also called ornithological reserve) is a wildlife refuge designed to protect bird species. Like other wildlife refuges, the main goal of a reserve is to prevent species from becoming endangered or extinct. Typically, bird species in a reserve are protected from hunting and habitat destruction. Because of the protection they provide from such threats, bird reserves also serve as excellent locations for bird watching. Normally, wildlife refuges are under the care of non-profit organizations and governmental institutions.
... There is a 3,060 hectares (7,600 acres) bird reserve called the Selenter See-Gebiet which covers the lake and its bordering reed beds and carr areas as well as the Gottesgabe Wood ... an important breeding, moulting and resting area for numerous birds including the Kingfisher, Bittern, Whooper Swan, Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Crane and Sea Eagle ... The reserve is managed by a charitable organisation, the LLUR ...
... —George Bird Grinnell (1901) While exploring the Marias River in 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition came within 50 miles (80 km) of the area that is now the park ... In 1885, George Bird Grinnell hired noted explorer (and later well regarded author) James Willard Schultz to guide him on a hunting expedition into what would later ... up their efforts and in 1910, under the influence of George Bird Grinnell, Henry L ...
... The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds manage the island as a bird reserve, for its important seabird colonies ... Other nesting birds include Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Black-legged Kittiwake, Fulmar, three gull species, and Eider Duck ... but seasonal wardens are present throughout the summer to protect the nesting birds ...
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