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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Sleeping cabin and kitchen tent. Photo credit: Paul Smith, Environment Canada

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Amie Black amie.black@canada.ca (613) 998-8523
Secondary Contact Paul Smith paulallen.smith@canada.ca (613) 998-7362

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Owner
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Membership
Regular Member

Website
www.ec.gc.ca

Latitude
62.8517

Longitude
-82.4833

Location
Coats Island

Nearest Community
Coral Harbour

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavut Land Claim Agreement

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Ponds, Streams, Terrestrial, Tundra, Wetland

Main Research Disciplines
Terrestrial Biology/Ecology

Research History
Intensive studies of wetland birds, 2004-2006. Studies of polar bears circa. 2008. Studies of wetland ecosystem, 2013-present.

Current Projects
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.

Power
Generators

Communications
Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
By twin-otter from Iqaluit (700 km) typically. Residents of Coral Harbour travel to Coats Island by boat regularly in late summer (100 km).

Equipment Storage
Small permanent storage box, and seasonal storage tent.

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Comfortable bunks for four, cabin could sleep 6 for short periods.

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Kitchen tent and equipment stored on site.

Laboratory Facilities
N/A

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
Nunavut Wildlife Research permit; Kivalliq Inuit Association Land-use permit; NIRB Screening Migratory Bird Sanctuary Permit; Bird Banding Permit

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Coral Harbour nursing station (100km)

Safety Considerations
Environment Canada health and safety guidelines must be followed at this site.

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2016-05-02

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Sleeping cabin. Photo credit: Paul Smith, Environment Canada