Coats Island Shorebird Camp
A small cabin, 12 x 14, outfitted with a desk, storage and bunks to sleep 4 comfortably. Frame tents are stored on site and erected seasonally for kitchen facilities and additional storage.
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Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavut Land Claim Agreement
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp
Ponds, Streams, Terrestrial, Tundra, Wetland
Main Research Disciplines
Intensive studies of wetland birds, 2004-2006. Studies of polar bears circa. 2008. Studies of wetland ecosystem, 2013-present.
Research at Coats Island includes studies of breeding and migratory ecology of shorebirds, of effects of geese on local habitats, and broad-based ecological monitoring as part of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program.
Satellite phone, VHF
By twin-otter from Iqaluit (700 km) typically. Residents of Coral Harbour travel to Coats Island by boat regularly in late summer (100 km).
Small permanent storage box, and seasonal storage tent.
Comfortable bunks for four, cabin could sleep 6 for short periods.
Kitchen tent and equipment stored on site.
Nunavut Wildlife Research permit; Kivalliq Inuit Association Land-use permit; NIRB Screening Migratory Bird Sanctuary Permit; Bird Banding Permit
Special Rules and Regulations
Local External Resources
Nearest Medical Service
Coral Harbour nursing station (100km)
Environment Canada health and safety guidelines must be followed at this site.