North Twin Island
North Twin Island is located in Nunavut
North Twin Island
North Twin Island
North Twin Island is located in Canada
North Twin Island
North Twin Island
Geography
LocationNorthern Canada
Coordinates53°18′N 80°00′W / 53.300°N 80.000°W / 53.300; -80.000 (North Twin Island)Coordinates: 53°18′N 80°00′W / 53.300°N 80.000°W / 53.300; -80.000 (North Twin Island)
ArchipelagoArctic Archipelago
Area157 km2 (61 sq mi)
Administration
Canada
NunavutNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited
Source: North Twin Island at Atlas of Canada

North Twin Island is an uninhabited Arctic island located east of Akimiski Island in James Bay on the southern end of Hudson Bay. The smaller, similarly shaped, South Twin Island is located approximately 10 km southeast. Together, they are known as the Twin Islands, and are part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

It is an important breeding site for Canada Geese and Semipalmated Plovers. It is also home to resident willow ptarmigans and Arctic terns.[1]

References

  1. ^ "BirdLife IBA Factsheet". BirdLife International. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-07.