Cape Pembroke (Nunavut)

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Cape Pembroke is an uninhabited headland at the northeastern tip of Coats Island in northern Hudson Bay within the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada.


The habitat is characterized by a small, elevated outcrop of Precambrian gneiss and rocky uplands rising to an elevation of 215 m (705 ft) above sea level. It is 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) in size.


The cape is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU005) and a Key Migratory Bird Habitat Site.


Notable bird species include thick-billed murre, black guillemots, peregrine falcon, glaucous gull,[1] and common eider.[2]

Walrus frequent the area.[2]


It was discovered in 1612 and named by Sir Thomas Button,[3] a Welsh officer of the Royal Navy.


  1. ^ "Coats Island/Cape Pembroke". Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b Gaston, Anthony J.; Henri Ouellet (June 1997). "Birds and mammals of Coats Island" (PDF). Arctic. 50 (2): 3. doi:10.14430/arctic1094. 
  3. ^ Barrow, John (1818). A chronological history of voyages into the Arctic regions: undertaken chiefly for the purpose of discovering a north-east, north-west, or polar passage between the Atlantic and Pacific ... (Digitized June 25, 2007 ed.). London: J. Murray. p. 200. ISBN 0-7153-4951-1. 

Coordinates: 62°55′59″N 081°55′00″W / 62.93306°N 81.91667°W / 62.93306; -81.91667 (Cape Pembroke)