List of Migratory Bird Sanctuaries of Canada

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Sign on the limit of Nicolet Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

Migratory Bird Sanctuaries are created in Canada under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. They are administered by the Canadian Wildlife Service, whether on public or private land and this list is taken from their website.[1] The fist santcuary in North America, Last Mountain Lake, was created by federal order-in-council in 1887.

British Columbia[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Vaseux Lake 1923 282 ha (700 acres)
Victoria Harbour 1923 1,700 ha (4,200 acres)
Esquimalt Lagoon 1931 129.6 ha (320 acres)
Shoal Harbour 1931 150 ha (370 acres)
Nechako River 1944 180 ha (440 acres)
Christie Islet 1962 0.81 ha (2.0 acres)
George C. Reifel 1967 648 ha (1,600 acres)

Alberta[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Red Deer 1924 130 ha (320 acres)
Saskatoon Lake 1948 1,135 ha (2,800 acres)
Richardson Lake 1949 12,705 ha (31,390 acres)
Inglewood 1968 1,600 ha (4,000 acres)

Saskatchewan[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Last Mountain Lake 1887 4,736 ha (11,700 acres)
Sutherland 1924 130 ha (320 acres)
Basin and Middle Lakes 1925 8,720 ha (21,500 acres)
Indian Head 1925 32 ha (79 acres)
Lenore Lake 1925 8,830 ha (21,800 acres)
Old Wives Lake 1925 26,060 ha (64,400 acres)
Redberry Lake 1925 6,395 ha (15,800 acres)
Duncairn Reservoir 1948 1,546 ha (3,820 acres)
Murray Lake 1948 1,165 ha (2,880 acres)
Scentgrass Lake 1948 633 ha (1,560 acres)
Upper Rousay Lake 1948 518 ha (1,280 acres)
Val Marie Reservoir 1948 505 ha (1,250 acres)
Neely Lake 1952 809 ha (2,000 acres)
Opuntia Lake 1952 1,395 ha (3,450 acres)
Wascana Lake 1956 104 ha (260 acres)

Manitoba[edit]

There are no Migratory Bird Sanctuaries in Manitoba.

Ontario[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Hannah Bay 1939 29,500 ha (73,000 acres)
St. Joseph's Island 1951 940 ha (2,300 acres)
Chantry Island 1957 81 ha (200 acres)
Rideau[disambiguation needed] 1957 809.4 ha (2,000 acres)
Moose River 1958 1,457 ha (3,600 acres)
Mississippi Lake 1959 430 ha (1,100 acres)
Upper Canada 1961 2,663 ha (6,580 acres)
Beckett Creek 1969 103 ha (250 acres)
Eleanor Island 1971 0.6 ha (1.5 acres)

Quebec[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area Coordinates
Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock 1919 1,360 ha (3,400 acres)
Rochers-aux-Oiseaux(fr) 1919 625 ha (1,540 acres) 47°51′N 61°00′W / 47.850°N 61.000°W / 47.850; -61.000 (Bird Rocks Bird Sanctuary)
Brador Bay(fr) 1925 538 ha (1,330 acres)
Baie des Loups(fr) 1925 3,550 ha (8,800 acres) 50°10′N 60°18′W / 50.167°N 60.300°W / 50.167; -60.300 (Baie des Loups Bird Sanctuary)
Betchouane(fr) 1925 462 ha (1,140 acres) 50°12′N 63°13′W / 50.200°N 63.217°W / 50.200; -63.217 (Betchouane Bird Sanctuary)
Île à la Brume(fr) 1925 4,320 ha (10,700 acres) 50°10′N 60°30′W / 50.167°N 60.500°W / 50.167; -60.500 (Île à la Brume Bird Sanctuary)
Îles Sainte-Marie(fr) 1925 4,100 ha (10,000 acres) 50°18′N 59°40′W / 50.300°N 59.667°W / 50.300; -59.667 (Île Sainte-Marie Bird Sanctuary)
Saint-Augustin(fr) 1925 5,570 ha (13,800 acres) 51°08′N 58°28′W / 51.133°N 58.467°W / 51.133; -58.467 (Saint-Augustin Bird Sanctuary)
Watshishou(fr) 1925 11,320 ha (28,000 acres)
Île aux Basques(fr) 1927 933 ha (2,310 acres)
Senneville(fr) 1936 569 ha (1,410 acres)
Île aux Hérons(fr) 1937 622 ha (1,540 acres) 45°25′N 73°35′W / 45.417°N 73.583°W / 45.417; -73.583 (Île aux Hérons Bird Sanctuary)
Ile Carillon 1937 426 ha (1,050 acres) 45°31′N 74°16′W / 45.517°N 74.267°W / 45.517; -74.267 (Carillon Island Bird Sanctuary)
Corossol Island(fr) 1937 413 ha (1,020 acres) 50°05′N 66°25′W / 50.083°N 66.417°W / 50.083; -66.417 (Corossol Island Bird Sanctuary)
Boatswain Bay 1941 17,900 ha (44,000 acres)
Philipsburg(fr) 1955 525 ha (1,300 acres)
Mont Saint-Hilaire 1960 955 ha (2,360 acres) 45°33′N 73°09′W / 45.550°N 73.150°W / 45.550; -73.150 (Mont-Saint-Hilaire Bird Sanctuary)
Cap-Saint-Ignace(fr) 1972 133 ha (330 acres) 47°02′30″N 70°28′30″W / 47.04167°N 70.47500°W / 47.04167; -70.47500 (Cap-Saint-Ignace Bird Sanctuary)
Îles de la Paix(fr) 1972 1,115 ha (2,760 acres) 45°21′N 73°50′W / 45.350°N 73.833°W / 45.350; -73.833 (Îles de la Paix Bird Sanctuary)
Nicolet(fr) 1982 2,835 ha (7,010 acres) 46°12′N 72°40′W / 46.200°N 72.667°W / 46.200; -72.667 (Nicolet Bird Sanctuary)
Couvée Islands(fr) 1986 17 ha (42 acres) 45°29′N 73°31′W / 45.483°N 73.517°W / 45.483; -73.517 (Couvée Islands Bird Sanctuary)
L'Isle-Verte(fr) 1986 303 ha (750 acres) 48°01′N 69°21′W / 48.017°N 69.350°W / 48.017; -69.350 (L'Isle-Verte Bird Sanctuary)
L'Islet(fr) 1986 64 ha (160 acres) 47°08′00″N 70°22′30″W / 47.13333°N 70.37500°W / 47.13333; -70.37500 (L’Islet Bird Sanctuary)
Montmagny(fr) 1986 80 ha (200 acres) 46°59′30″N 70°33′30″W / 46.99167°N 70.55833°W / 46.99167; -70.55833 (Montmagny Bird Sanctuary)
Saint-Omer(fr) 1986 64.6 ha (160 acres) 48°06′30″N 66°14′00″W / 48.10833°N 66.23333°W / 48.10833; -66.23333 (Saint-Omer Bird Sanctuary)
Saint-Vallier(fr) 1986 405 ha (1,000 acres) 46°53′30″N 70°51′00″W / 46.89167°N 70.85000°W / 46.89167; -70.85000 (Saint-Vallier Bird Sanctuary)
Trois-Saumons(fr) 1986 222 ha (550 acres) 47°09′30″N 70°20′00″W / 47.15833°N 70.33333°W / 47.15833; -70.33333 (Trois-Saumons Bird Sanctuary)
Gros Mécatina(fr) 1996 2,310 ha (5,700 acres)

New Brunswick[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Grand Manan 1931 250 ha (620 acres)
Machias Seal Island 1944 9.5 ha (23 acres)
Inkerman 1998 15.1 ha (37 acres)

Nova Scotia[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Big Glace Bay Lake 1939 240 ha (590 acres)
Kentville 1939 200 ha (490 acres)
Port L'Hebert 1941 350 ha (860 acres)
Port Joli 1941 280 ha (690 acres)
Sable River 1941 260 ha (640 acres)
Amherst Point 1947 429 ha (1,060 acres)
Sable Island 1977 2,350 ha (5,800 acres)
Haley Lake 1980 100 ha (250 acres)

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Black Pond 1936 130 ha (320 acres)

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Terra Nova 1967 870 ha (2,100 acres)
Ile aux Canes 1991 150 ha (370 acres)
Shepherd Island 1991 16 ha (40 acres)

Yukon Territory[edit]

There are no Migratory Bird Sanctuaries in the Yukon Territory.

Northwest Territories[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Anderson River Delta 1961 102,500 ha (253,000 acres)
Banks Island No. 1 1961 1,999,700 ha (4,941,000 acres)
Banks Island No. 2 1961 17,000 ha (42,000 acres)
Cape Parry 1961 200 ha (490 acres)
Kendall Island 1961 60,900 ha (150,000 acres)

Nunavut[edit]

Name Year of Designation Area
Hannah Bay 1939 29,500 ha (73,000 acres)
Akimiski Island 1941 336,700 ha (832,000 acres)
Boatswain Bay 1941 17,900 ha (44,000 acres)
Dewey Soper 1957 793,000 ha (1,960,000 acres)
East Bay 1959 113,800 ha (281,000 acres)
Harry Gibbons 1959 122,400 ha (302,000 acres)
McConnell River 1960 33,400 ha (83,000 acres)
Queen Maud Gulf 1961 6,176,500 ha (15,262,000 acres)
Bylot Island 1965 1,263,500 ha (3,122,000 acres)
Seymour Island 1975 2,800 ha (6,900 acres)
Prince Leopold Island 1992 31,100 ha (77,000 acres)

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