Cree Nation Government, Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board, the Cree Trappers Association, Nature Canada and Faune Nord completed five days of shorebird surveys in Boatswain Bay on the south east side of James Bay. Twenty one species of shorebirds were observed with White-rumped Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper being the most abundant species. The daily max for rufa Red Knot was 310. A more detailed report will follow.
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From: Christian Friis
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 13:31
Subject: [SHOREBIRDS] James Bay shorebird project, summary 31 July-14 August 2017
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Dear Birders, The James Bay shorebird project is in it’s third of four sessions, and crews have been in the field since 15 July when we opened two remote camps, Longridge Point and Little Piskwamish Point. Northbluff Point field camp opened on the 30th. We posted a summary of observations from all three field camps for the period 31 July to 14 August 2017 to our Facebook page. Future summaries from each camp will be posted as they are available. Please check out our Facebook page for the latest, https://www.facebook.com/jamesbayshorebirdproject/. For more details about the project, check out our website https://www.jamesbayshorebirdproject.com/. Thanks to Ron Pittaway for recently posting a summary of observations from Longridge Point https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=SHOREBIRDS;9b88fc3b.1708 Jean Iron has updated her website with summaries and photos from her two week stint (and ninth year volunteering for the project!) here: http://jeaniron.ca/2017/JB17/p1.htm Good birding, Christian Christian Friis Wildlife Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada [log in to unmask] / Tel: 416.739.4908 biologiste de la faune, Service canadien de la faune Environnement et Changement Climatique Canada / Gouvernement du Canada [log in to unmask] / Tél. : 416.739.4908