Dear shorebird enthusiasts,
We've posted the summary for this past season’s aerial survey of the James Bay coast from the Quebec border north to Ekwan Point.
Over 240,000 individual shorebirds were recorded during the survey, doubling the totals from 2016 (about 110,000) and 2017 (about 105,600). Reasons for the significantly higher number of birds in 2018 are currently unclear but are likely connected to the widely reported very poor breeding conditions in the Arctic in 2018.
Check out the summary for more details.
Thank you for your interest,
Canadian Wildlife Service