McConnell River

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McConnell River

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  • Area: 
    32,800 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    60°50'N 94°19'W
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McConnell River. 24/05/82; Northwest Territories; 32,800 ha; 60°50'N 094°20'W. Migratory Bird Sanctuary. A complex of coastal marshes and inland wet meadows around the mouth of the McConnell River. The plains consist of shallow ponds and lakes. Internationally important for breeding up to 200,000 pairs of Anser c. caerulescens, as well as Branta canadensis and large numbers of nesting Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.) (mostly ducks) and shorebirds. Ramsar site no. 248. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Northwest Territories

  • National legal designation: 
    • migratory bird sanctuary
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