East Bay Mainland Camp

There is one main sleeping cabin with capacity to sleep 8-10, a second cabin for lab work (sleeps 4-6), and a cabin with kitchen facilities.

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Sleeping cabin at East Bay mainland camp. 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
63.987189

Longitude
-81.695547

Location
Southampton Island

Nearest Community
Coral Harbour

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Research Station

Research Hinterland
Coastal, Freshwater, Terrestrial, Tundra, Wetland

Main Research Disciplines
Environmental Sciences, Limnology, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology

Research History
The wetland lowlands of the East Bay coastline support a high density of breeding Sabine’s Gulls, Arctic Terns, and shorebirds. A research camp was established here in 1997 on the south shore of East Bay to study the ecology of these birds. Ecological research has been undertaken at this site annually since that time.

Current Projects
Pilot site for broad-based ecological monitoring under the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program. Monitoring population, breeding, demography, and migration of shorebirds, sabine’s gulls and arctic terns.

Power
Generator, Solar

Communications
Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
Twin Otter charter. Accessible from Coral Harbour by Snowmobile

Equipment Storage
There is a small storage bin to accommodate ATV and field equipment

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
A 16′ x 24′ sleeping cabin and a 12′ x 14′ sleeping cabin.

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
A 16′ x 24′ kitchen cabin.

Laboratory Facilities
The smaller sleeping cabin is typically dedicated to lab activities

Fuel Availability
N/A

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

Special Rules and Regulations
Migratory Bird Sanctuary regulations apply

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Coral Harbour Nursing Station (77km)

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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Aerial view of kitchen, lab, sleeping cabins, and storage tents. Photo credit: Paul Smith, Environment Canada

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View of coastal wetlands around East Bay mainland camp. Photo credit: Paul Smith, Environment Canada

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Lab facilities at East Bay mainland camp. Photo credit: Paul Smith, Environment Canada