Studies of Arctic Shorebirds and their Habitats in the Foxe Basin, NWT

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, remote sensing, habitat, satellite imagery, mapping, birds, species distribution, shore birds

Principal Investigator: Morrison, R.I.G. (7)
Licence Number: 10093
Organization: National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service
Licensed Year(s): 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: J. van de Kam; N.Crockford; One field assistant

Objective(s): To obtain information on breeding populations of shorebirds and other avifauna on the islands of the Foxe Basin ; to develop methods for determining the distribution of wildlife habitats through the use of remote sensing technology;

Project Description: This is a continuation of a project begun in 1986 to study year to year variation in breeding densities of shorebirds. The Researcher and team will determine which species of birds breed on the islands of the Foxe Basin, which habitats they use and how their numbers change from year to year. They are also interested in producing a map of the main wildlife habitats on the islands using satellite images.