Awrey Island

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Awrey Island
Geography
Location Hudson Bay
Coordinates 62°07′59″N 79°16′00″W / 62.13306°N 79.26667°W / 62.13306; -79.26667 (Awrey Island)Coordinates: 62°07′59″N 79°16′00″W / 62.13306°N 79.26667°W / 62.13306; -79.26667 (Awrey Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Country
Nunavut  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Awrey Island is an uninhabited island located in Hudson Bay, within the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is situated 1 km (0.62 mi) east of Mansel Island. Quebec's Ungava Peninsula is to the east.

Geography[edit]

Characteristics of this isolated, young (less than 2000 years old) island include low-lying tundra and a rocky shoreline.

Fauna[edit]

The island is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU018) and a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site. It is notable for the Common Eider species.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awrey Island". bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2009-04-23.