New avian breeding records for Igloolik Island, Nunavut

Nicolas Lecomte, Marie-Andrée Giroux


New breeding records for three tundra nesting species were documented on the Arctic island of Igloolik (Nunavut, Canada). The species are the Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), the Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), and the Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos). These records refine their breeding range in the Canadian Arctic archipelago, while highlighting changes in detected bird communities at specific locations through time.


Cackling Goose; Branta hutchinsii; Tundra Swan; Cygnus columbianus; Pectoral Sandpiper; Calidris melanotos; breeding; high Arctic; Igloolik

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