2016 James Bay Shorebird Survey Camps

Marked with red dots on Map

In summer 2016, the Canadian Wildlife Service, Royal Ontario Museum, the Wildlife and Research Section and the Natural Heritage Information Centre of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF), Bird Studies Canada, Trent University, the Moose Cree First Nation and Nature Canada will operate four shorebird research camps in Southern James Bay. They are: Longridge Point, Little Piskwamish Point, Little Piskwamish Point South and North Point. From the town of Moosonee, here are the approximate distances to the camps: Longridge Point is 60 km north, Little Piskwamish Point about 44 km, Little Piskwamish South about 36 km and North Point is about 20 km north of Moosonee.


Three camps will be in operation from 15 July to 10 September, and one camp will be in operation 30 July to 13 August. There are no roads to the camps. Access is by helicopter from Moosonee. I will be at Longridge Point for two weeks in August.


Longridge Point

Longridge camp is in the boreal forest about 5.7 km from the tip of Longridge. James Bay's extensive tidal mudflats and myriad tidal pools provide excellent habitat for migrating shorebirds to fatten for long southbound migrations. This is the 8th year of the James Bay Shorebird Project.


Links to previous years


James Bay Shorebird Surveys at North Point - 6 pages - 31 July to 14 August 2015


James Bay Shorebird Surveys at Little Piskwamish - 5 pages - 30 July to 13 August 2014


James Bay Shorebird Surveys at Hannah Bay 16 to 30 July 2013


Hudson Bay & James Bay Index - for James Bay Shorebird Project 2009 to 2015