Reid Bay

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Reid Bay
Location Western Davis Strait
Coordinates 66°56′N 61°46′W / 66.93°N 61.77°W / 66.93; -61.77 (Reid Bay)Coordinates: 66°56′N 61°46′W / 66.93°N 61.77°W / 66.93; -61.77 (Reid Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Settlements Uninhabited

Reid Bay is an Arctic waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Davis Strait off Baffin Island's Cumberland Sound.

Geography[edit]

The habitat is characterized by open sea, inlets, coastal marine features, coastal cliffs, rocky marine shores, scree, and boulders. Its coastal elevation rises up to 800 m (2,600 ft) above sea level.

Fauna[edit]

The uninhabited bay area is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU072), and International Biological Program site (Region 9, Site 7-9). Notable bird species include: black-legged kittiwake, colonial water birds/seabirds, glaucous gull, Iceland gull, northern fulmar, and thick-billed murre.[1]

The former Reid Bay Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site has been renamed Akpait (NU Site 28) (66°56′N 061°46′W / 66.933°N 61.767°W / 66.933; -61.767 (Akpait - NU Site 28 (Reid Bay))), coinciding with its location at Akapit Fiord.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reid Bay, Eastern Baffin Island". bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Akpait" (PDF). ngps.nt.ca. p. 6. Retrieved 2009-05-05.