Southern James Bay

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Southern James Bay

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    25,290 ha
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    51°20'N 80°25'W
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Southern James Bay (Moose River & Hannah Bay). 27/05/87; Ontario; 25,290 ha; 51°20'N 080°25'W. Hannah Bay and Moose River Migratory Bird Sanctuaries. James Bay, a shallow, extension of Hudson Bay, is one of the most important staging areas in northern North America for migratory, Arctic-breeding waterbirds. The area consists of mudflats, intertidal marsh, meadow marsh, fens and bogs and is a late fall staging ground for large numbers of geese, up to 75,000 at one time, and ducks. Substantial numbers of diving sea ducks occur offshore. Ramsar site no. 367. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

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    • migratory bird sanctuary
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