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The Wager Bay area is just south of Repulse Bay. Wager Bay is home to over 100 species of birds including the:

  • Gyrfalcon (Falcon Rusticolus)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco Tundrius)
  • Black and White Guillemot (Cepphus Grylle)
  • Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax Nivalis)
  • Sandhill Crane (Grus Canadensis)
  • Bairds Sandpiper (Calidris Bairdii)
  • Red Throated Loon (Gavia Stellata)
  • Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula Hyemalis)
  • Tundra Swan (Cygnus Columbianus)
  • Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
  • Rough-Legged Hawk (Buteo Lagoous)
  • Golden Eagle (Aquila Chrysaetas)
  • Snow Geese (Chen Caerulescens caerulescens)
  • Arctic Terns (Sterna Paradisaea)

Repulse Bay and nearby Wager Bay are hot spots for spotting both the:

  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco Tundrius)
  • Gyrfalcon (Falco Rusticolus)

Peregrines are often spotted flying almost at ground level over the tundra. The Gyrfalcon is the largest of all falcons. Gyrfalcons have been known to stay in the North through winter. The cliffs near Repulse Bay are home to this raptor.

The Seals of Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay is home to:

  • Bearded seals
  • Harp seals
  • Harbour seals

Seals are mammals that live in the sea. Seals are clumsy on land but are very good swimmers. Their strong flippers and smooth bodies help them move easily in the water. Seals are able to dive deep and can stay under water for half an hour.

Harp seals are born with fluffy white fur coats. The baby harp seal’s white coat makes it hard for enemies to spot the young seal on the ice. As soon as the pup has a layer of thick blubber under its skin it is ready to go into the water. At this point the white coat turns to gray.

The main foods of the seal are

  • fish
  • squid
  • krill ( shrimp-like animals)