Nunavut bird watching
Checklist for the Northwest Territories, including Nunavut
Number of Species Seen in Nunavut: 310 (estimate)
Recommended Bird Field Guides:
Sibley Guide to Birds
National Geographic - Birds of North America
Birds of North America CD-ROM
On April 1, 1999, Canada's geographical and political map changed and a new jurisdiction, Nunavut, was created. Nunavut was formed from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories and was officially named Canada's third territory. Nunavut, "our land" in Inuktitut, is the realization of more than 20 years of negotiations and planning by the Inuit of the Eastern and Central Arctic.
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Recommended Nunavut Birdwatching Hotspots:
Mount Revelstoke National Park
51.19 N 118.00 W
This 100 square mile park includes snow-capped peaks and alpine meadows. There are 40 miles of hiking trails nut the 16 mile drive up the mountain is best for birders. Late June is the best time to visit.
Reifel Bird Sanctuary / Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
49.10 N 123.08 W
The Reifel sanctuary is a key spot during shorebird migration with many rare species found here. Crested Myna, an Asian bird, is established in Vancouver (local and declining). Northwest Crow is everywhere. Take the ferry across the Strait to Vancouver Island and watch for Sooty Shearwater, Northern Fulmar, Fork-tailed Storm-petrel or a Jaeger. Look for Sky Lark at the south edge of the Victoria International Airport.
- More on Birding in Nunavut:
- Hot Spots
- Nunavut Parks
- New Parks of Nunavut
- Nunavut Birding News
- Welcome to Nunavut
- Nunavut Bird Checklist Survey
If you would like to recommend a great birding spot in this region, please feel free to contact us at info(at)birding.com. We welcome your suggestions!
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