Awrey Island
Awrey Island
Awrey Island
Awrey Island
Awrey Island
Geography
LocationHudson Bay
Coordinates62°07′59″N 079°16′00″W / 62.13306°N 79.26667°W / 62.13306; -79.26667 (Awrey Island)Coordinates: 62°07′59″N 079°16′00″W / 62.13306°N 79.26667°W / 62.13306; -79.26667 (Awrey Island)
ArchipelagoCanadian Arctic Archipelago
Administration
NunavutNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Awrey Island is an uninhabited island located in Hudson Bay, within the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is situated 1 km (0.62 mi) east of Mansel Island. Quebec's Ungava Peninsula is to the east.

Geography

Characteristics of this isolated, young (less than 2000 years old) island include low-lying tundra and a rocky shoreline.

Fauna

The island is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU018) and a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site. It is notable for the common eider species.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Awrey Island". bsc-eoc.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-04-23.