Introduction: Located on the Eastern coast of the United States, the North American Atlantic Coastal Plain contains dune habitat, estuaries , sounds, forests and swamps. This is one of the many ecosystem types that exists in the US. It occupies an area of about 26 million acres. The piping plover is a migrating bird that sets up its nesting habitat here in the spring and summer months.
Country: The US contains seven different biomes. The mid-Atlantic coastal plain is located within the temperature deciduous forest region along the mid-Atlantic coast. The climate in this region is humid summers and temperature winters.
Ecosystem: This region is extremely biodiverse. It contains a variety of unique organisms from the red-cockaded woodpecker , and venus fly traps to red wolves. Its location means that the ecosystem is constantly changing and new organisms can often arrive on the scene. The Atlantic Flyway, a major migratory bird pathway, passes over this regions Currently, about one third of the rare plants and one tenth of the natural communities that lives here have already disappeared or are extremely degraded.