Recognized as a Wetland of International Significance, this nature reserve protects a vital habitat for migrating greater snow geese, and sees gatherings of more than 800,000 every October and May, with tens of thousands of birds present every day. The park harbors hundreds of other kinds of birds and mammals, and more than 700 plant species. This enclave also has 18 km (11 miles) of hiking trails; naturalists give guided tours. It's on the north shore of the St. Lawrence
River, about 8 km (5 miles) east of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré.