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Nunavut Migratory Bird Sanctuary Facts

Map of the Nunavut's Migratory Bird Sanctuaries. Details can be found below.

The following table contains information about the Migratory Bird Sanctuaries (MBS) shown on the map above. In addition to the name, year of establishment, and size of each MBS, the table shows how these sites fit into national and international networks of protected locations. The following entities may be noted:

The table contains the name, the year of establishment, the size of each Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and how these sites fit into national and international networks of protected locations.

NameYear establishedSize in hectaresNotes
Akimiski Island1941336,700.00
  • part of Akimiski Island IBA
Boatswain Bay194117,900.00
  • part of Boatswain Bay IBA
  • partially in Quebec
Bylot Island19651,263,500.00
  • part of Cape Hay IBA
  • part of Southwest Bylot Island IBA
  • part of Cape Graham Moore IBA
Dewey Soper1957793,000.00
  • part of Dewey Soper Ramsar
  • part of Great Plain of the Koukdjuak IBA
East Bay1959113,800.00
  • part of East Bay IBA
Hannah Bay193929,500.00
  • part of Southern James Bay Ramsar
  • part of Hannah Bay IBA
  • part of East Point IBA
  • partially in Ontario
Harry Gibbons1959122,400.00
  • part of Boas River and Associated Wetlands IBA
McConnell River196033,400.00
  • also McConnell River Ramsar
  • part of McConnell River IBA
Prince Leopold Island199231,100.00
  • part of Prince Leopold Island IBA
Queen Maud Gulf19616,176,500.00
  • also Queen Maud Gulf Ramsar
  • part of Queen Maud Lowlands IBA
Seymour Island19752,800.00
  • part of Seymour Island IBA