Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary is located in western Baffin Island, from Bowman Bay to the Koukdjuak River. It is an 8,159 square kilometre (3,150 sq. mi.) Ramsar-designated wetland of international importance, accessible by chartered bush plane from Iqaluit. The Dewey Soper sanctuary is an intertidal zone on a broad coastal plain, with numerous shallow lakes and extensive marshes. This bird sanctuary supports 30% of the breeding geese in Canada, making it the largest goose colony in the world! Up to two million birds of various species use the area for summer nesting.