Avifauna and habitats of the islands of Foxe Basin

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, habitat assessment, species abundance, shore birds, migratory habits

Principal Investigator: Morrison, R.I.G. (7)
Licence Number: 9073
Organization: Canadian Wildlife Service
Licensed Year(s): 1990 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1989
Project Team: Hugh Boyd, Theunis Piersma, Jan van de Kam, Mike Moser, Jo Moser, Tony Keith

Objective(s): to obtain information on breeding shorebird populations and their habitats on the islands of Foxe Basin, as well as on the avifauna of the area in general.

Project Description: Dr. Morrison and his research team intend to gather information on the breeding and shoreline habitats of birds in the Foxe Basin area. They hope to fill a major gap in the knowledge of avifauna in the Canadian Arctic, specifically, population census, breeding densities, return rates, migration and wintering ranges and remote sensing studies on vegetation and terrain habitats.