Waterfowl and Shorebird Nesting Habitat Study in the Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: museum, breeding habitat, migratory birds, shore birds, waterfowl

Principal Investigator: Roney, Keith (2)
Licence Number: 12781
Organization: Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: H. Serger; Artist (to be named at later date)

Objective(s): To gather information on the nesting habitat of the waterfowl and shorebird species of the Mackenzie Delta. This data will then be used to plan and design an exhibit for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's new Life Science Gallery. The exhibit will illustrate the need to conserve important nesting areas such as the Mackenzie Delta. The exhibit will also highlight those bird species that migrate through Saskatchewan and nest in the Mackenzie Delta.

Project Description: The researchers will conduct an aerial survey of the Mackenzie Delta area to note the nesting habitats of waterfowl and shorebirds. Photographs (slides and video) will be taken as well as notes and sketches that will be applied to the design and planning of the exhibit for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. A small plant collection (2-3 specimens of the most common plant species) will be obtained that will be used as models for artificial plants for the exhibit.