The Boatswain Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary is shared between Nunavut and Québec. It is located in Boatswain Bay, off James Bay. Sanikiluaq is the nearest Nunavut community. Protecting 17,900 hectares, this sanctuary is classified Category IV by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The land area (9,553 hectares) is governed by Québec, while the marine area (8,347 hectares) is governed by Nunavut. Avian species include lesser snow geese, Atlantic brants, Canada geese and American black ducks.