Monitoring of shorebirds reproduction on Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada

Nests are mainly found through systematic searches of a 4.5 km2 core area near our main field station from early June to early July since 2005. Nests are also found opportunistically while conducting other field activities over the study area. Once found, nests are positioned with a GPS receiver. Each nest is then visited during the breeding period to determine clutch size, laying and hatching dates and hatching and fledging successes. Nests found the main research area are monitored more intensely (every 2 to 6 days) while those located elsewhere are monitored less intensively.

Data and Resources

Dataset extent

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Version 1.1
Citation Bêty, J. 2020. Monitoring of shorebirds reproduction on Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada, v. 1.1 (1954-2019). Nordicana D44, doi: 10.5885/45582CE-9C59423742194D52.
  • Author Name: Joël Bêty
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 1954-06-16  Temporal coverage end: 2019-06-22
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -79.9719, 73.1563 ], "type": "Point" }
Station cen-whapmagoostui-kuujuarapik-research-station
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Shorebird nesting summary  Variable description: Nesting summary data contain the compilation of nesting data. Each line corresponds to a different nest. See the detailed description of the variables in the 'variables' document in the supplementary material section.  Variable unit: unitless
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2019-05-15
    Date modified 2020-01-22
    Status Public
    • Publisher name: Nordicana D  Publisher URL:
    • Provider name: Centre d'études Nordiques (CEN)  Provider URL: