A project of Canadian Wildlife Service.
click map for full-size version
Species: Black-bellied Plover
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2015-06-28 16:10:00
Release Location: Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area, Bathurst Island, Nunavut
Last Location: 2017-06-20 02:25:53
Qirniqtaq (pronounced Keer-neek-tak) means 'black' in Inuktitut for the double black leg bands he is wearing. Inuktitut is one of the Inuit languages of Nunavut in northern Canada where Qirniqtaq's breeding grounds are located.