Kendall Island

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Kendall Island is one of the irregularly shaped, uninhabited Canadian arctic islands in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located in Mackenzie Bay[1] at the northern tip of the Mackenzie River Delta. Richards Island is to the southwest of Kendall Island.[2] Kugmallit Bay is bounded by Garry, Pelly Island and Kendall Islands.[3] The northeast portion of the island is high.[4]

It is situated within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and is notable for the Kendall Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, an important waterfowl and shorebird breeding and staging ground.[5] It was named by John Franklin after the English hydrographer Edward Nicholas Kendall.[6] The Canadian ornithologist J. Dewey Soper visited the island less than a year before his retirement.[7]


  1. ^ Bredin, T.F. ""Whale Island" and the Mackenzie Delta: Charted Errors and Unmapped Discoveries 1789 to 1850" (PDF). Arctic. Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary. 15 (1): 58. doi:10.14430/arctic3557. 
  2. ^ "69.49,-135.288(Kendall Island)". Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Berkes, Fikret (2005). Breaking ice: renewable resource and ocean management in the Canadian north. 1. Arctic Institute of North America. University of Calgary Press. p. 99. ISBN 1-55238-159-5. 
  4. ^ Great Britain Admiralty, Edwin J. De Haven, United States Navy Dept, Hudson's Bay Company (1852). Arctic expedition: Further correspondence and proceedings connected with the Arctic expedition. G. E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode. p. 35. 
  5. ^ "Kendall Island Sanctuary, Other Critical Bird Habitat Threatened by Mackenzie Gas Project". Nature Canada. January 17, 2006. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Franklin, Sir John; Richardson, Sir John (1828). Narrative of a second expedition to the shores of the polar seas, in the years 1825,1826, and 1827. Carey, Lea and Carey. p. 49. 
  7. ^ Burnett, James Alexander (2003). A Passion for Wildlife: The History of the Canadian Wildlife Service. UBC Press. p. 20. ISBN 0-7748-0961-2. 

Coordinates: 69°29′24″N 135°17′17″W / 69.490°N 135.288°W / 69.490; -135.288