James Bay - Longridge Camp and Crews

30 July to 31 August 2012 - Page 1

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


 We are indebted to the Moose Cree First Nation owners for renting us this comfortable camp.


We surveyed the endangered rufa subspecies of the Red Knot and other shorebirds using James Bay. This year, we surveyed later into August to get better information on the passage of juvenile knots.


Crew Members

Crew 30 July to 15 August 2012

Andrew Keaveney from Toronto.

Barb Charlton from Waterdown, Ontario.

Deborah Cramer, author from Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA.


Ian Sturdee from Toronto.

Jean Iron from Toronto.

Josh Vandermeulen from Guelph, Ontario.


Crew 15 to 31 August 2012, also included Barb and Jean

Donnell Gasbarrini from Burlington and Guelph.

Mark Dodds from Toronto.

Mark Peck, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, heads the James Bay Red Knot surveys.


Minnie Sutherland, Moose Cree First Nation, Moose Factory. Minnie was on our 2011 crew at North Point.

Nancy Corston, Moose Cree First Nation, Moose Factory. Nancy is on the Moose Cree Council.

Ross Trapper, Moose Cree First Nation, Moose Factory.


Ross Wood from Burlington.

Shannon Page, OMNR Timmins.

Check the next three pages for what we saw - now go to Red Knots and Shorebirds Page 2