Native Bay

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Native Bay
Location Hudson Bay
Coordinates 63°30′N 82°59′W / 63.50°N 82.99°W / 63.50; -82.99 (Native Bay)Coordinates: 63°30′N 82°59′W / 63.50°N 82.99°W / 63.50; -82.99 (Native Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Native Bay is a waterway in Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Hudson Bay off western Southampton Island. The Bell Peninsula lies to the southeast. Native Point is located at the bay's southern tip. East Bay is 20 km (12 mi) to the east.[1]

Geography[edit]

The habitat is characterized by barrens, coastal marine features, grassy meadows, inlets, rocky flats, sedge, and tundra.

Fauna[edit]

East Bay/Native Bay is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU023). Notable bird species include Atlantic Brant, Colonial Waterbirds, Seabirds, Common Eider, and Lesser Snow Goose.[2]

Caribou frequent the area.

History[edit]

An archeological site exists on the west side of Native Point,[2] the largest Sallirmiut site on the island.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southampton Island". oceandots.com. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b "East Bay/Native Bay". bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  3. ^ "History". edu.nu.ca. Retrieved 2009-05-05.