Mingan Islands

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Mingan Islands

(mĭng`gən), group of 15 small islands and many islets, E Que., Canada, in the St. Lawrence River, N of Anticosti island. They were visited (1535) by Jacques Cartier, the French explorer. In 1836 the islands were acquired by the Hudson's Bay Company.
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Allan Baker led expeditions to Mingan Archipelago, Quebec (August), and Tierra del Fuego (December) as part of his long-term study of the survival, migratory strategies, and population size of the endangered red knot (Calidris canutus).
We thank the Canadian Wildlife Service, Ministere des Resources naturelles et de la Faune, Parc national du Saguenay, Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac, Explos-Nature, the Mingan Archipelago National Park, and the Caisse Populaire Desjardins de Mingan-Anticosti for their financial and logistical assistance and/or data.
In 1996, Quebec ornithologist Yves Aubry of the Canadian Wildlife Service alerted us to the fact that during their homeward flight after the breeding season, red knots were refuelling on the beautiful small islands in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, just offshore from Havre St.