The Canadian Arctic is vast, and survey coverage has been limited to a very few key sites. Figuring out where birds are nesting and what habitat variables they rely on is a necessary first step in generating accurate population estimates and predicting what areas are likely to be most important for sustaining significant populations. Since 2011 we have been surveying seabird habitat  throughout Nunavut in order to better understand the patterns affecting the distribution and abundance of seabirds. Furthermore, the results of such work can then be used to prioritize future surveys in new areas, targeting habitat we can identify as being likely to support birds.