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Bowman Bay, Nunavut

Bowman Bay
Location Foxe Basin

65°33′00″N 73°40′01″W / 65.550°N 73.667°W / 65.550; -73.667 (Bowman Bay)Coordinates: 65°33′00″N 73°40′01″W / 65.550°N 73.667°W / 65.550; -73.667 (Bowman Bay)

Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Bowman Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Foxe Basin by northeastern Foxe Peninsula off Baffin Island. The closest community is Cape Dorset, situated 204 km (127 mi) to the south,[1] while Nuwata, a former settlement, is situated to the west.


During ornithologist J. Dewey Soper's 1928–31 Arctic expedition, he located the Blue Goose (C. c. caerulescens) nesting grounds on Bluegoose Plain by Bowman Bay.[2]


The Bowman Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1957. The Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary stretches from Bowman Bay to the Koukdjuak River.


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