2017 James Bay Shorebird Survey Camps

Marked with red dots on Map

In summer 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF), Bird Studies Canada, and Trent University, in conjunction with a larger conservation initiative involving James Bay First Nations and Nature Canada will operate three shorebird camps in southern James Bay: Longridge Point, Little Piskwamish Point and Northbluff Point (aka North Point). From the town of Moosonee, the approximate distances to the camps are: Longridge Point - 60 km north, Little Piskwamish Point about 44 km, and Northbluff Point is about 20 km north of Moosonee. We thank families of the Moose Cree First Nation for the use of their camps,


Three camps will operate from 15 July to 13 September, except Northbluff Point will have a shorter season. 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 9th year of the James Bay Shorebird Project.


Links to previous years

James Bay Shorebird Surveys at Longridge Point - 30 July to 13 August 2016


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 2017