Salikuit Islands
Salikuit Islands
Salikuit Islands
Salikuit Islands
Salikuit Islands
Geography
LocationNorthern Canada
Coordinates56°22′N 77°40′W / 56.37°N 77.66°W / 56.37; -77.66 (Salikuit Islands)Coordinates: 56°22′N 77°40′W / 56.37°N 77.66°W / 56.37; -77.66 (Salikuit Islands)
ArchipelagoCanadian Arctic Archipelago
Area65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Administration
Canada
NunavutNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

The Salikuit Islands are an uninhabited island group in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The 103 island archipelago is located in eastern Hudson Bay between the Belcher Islands and the western coast of Quebec. The closest communities are the Inuit hamlets of Umiujaq, Quebec, 60 km to the east on the coast of Hudson Bay, and Sanikiluaq, 75 km (47 mi) to the west on Flaherty Island.

Geography

The islands' habitat is characterized by low lying tundra and rocky marine shores. While twelve of the islands are between 50 and 1,500 ha in size, the rest are smaller than 50 ha.

Fauna

The Salikuit Islands are a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU032) and a Key Migratory Terrestrial Bird Site (NU Site 55). Notable bird species include Arctic tern, common eider, glaucous gull, and herring gull.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Salikuit Islands". bsc-eoc.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-05-06.