Bay of Fundy Mudflats
The mudflats of the upper Bay of Fundy are a very rare habitat that is important to a great diversity of shorebirds and other intertidal creatures. This habitat is made possible due to the Fundy tide.
The Bay of Fundy and its neighbour, Chignecto Bay, both have a huge tidal range that varies between 10 and 14 metres (32 and 46 feet). The world’s highest ever recorded tidal range occurs in the Minas Basin, at the southeastern portion of the Bay of Fundy, at 16.27 metres (53’4”), as measured by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.
The Bay of Fundy mudflats have been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for their importance to migratory shorebird populations.
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