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Location Canada, Ontario
Central coordinates 80o 7.19' West  51o 18.07' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 3,600 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada



Site description Netitishi Point is located along the southwestern shore of James Bay, about 35 km east of the town of Moosonee. It is the point of land east of the Moose River, where the south coast of James Bay begins to turn noticeably southward. Associated coastline for about 5 km on either side of the point is also included within the site. To the west of the point, intertidal marshes and shoals extend 2 to 5 km into the bay, while to the east of the point, these marshes narrow to about 1 km in width. These marshes and shoals provide extensive feeding areas for staging waterfowl and shorebirds at low tide. A series of low gravelly beach ridges and supertidal marshes occur along the shoreline, although the extent of these marshes is relatively narrow with shrubby vegetation on the ridges reaching almost to the coast.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Brent Goose Branta bernicla passage  1981  40,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis passage  1981  33,000 individuals  A4i  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1981  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Salt/brackish marshes  -
Sea Open sea; Sea inlets  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Netitishi Point. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

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