Nest success and habitat selection of the Semipalmated Plover on Akimiski
The highest densities were north of Akimiski
Island and up the western side of James Bay, where many groups were found in shallow turbid water close to shore (Fig.
In another study of this species on Akimiski
Island, Nunavut, a breeding male underwent a long-distance (30 km) dispersal event.
2A) and western James Bay, particularly north of Akimiski Island (Fig.
In 2004, the implanted female staged near Akimiski Island much longer than the males had in 2003, perhaps due to the winter conditions that persisted relatively late along western Hudson Bay that year.
Nesting on Akimiski
Island and west and south of James Bay, these geese stick to the western edge of the Atlantic Flyway during migration.
But the nesting season wasn't great for this population in 2010, partly due to high predation by polar bears on Akimiski
After subsequent research, Faoro learned the adult Canada goose was one of roughly 1,000 adults and 2,000 to 3,000 juveniles banded annually on Akimiski Island in western James Bay.
Akimiski Island, according to Brook, has noticeable coastal habitat damage from overgrazing by the nesting colonies of snow geese and Canada geese.