Île aux Basques et Les Razades / Îles Les Boules / Îles Plerins - Marine

Country/territory: Canada

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 869,199 ha

Protection status:

Birds Canada / Nature Canada

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Canada Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 8692 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 353 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 4.39 and 6.66 °C.

Key biodiversity
3 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colonies; Îles Les Boules, Marais de Pointe-au-Père, Marais de la baie de L'Isle-Verte, Îles Pèlerins, Île aux Basques et Les Razades include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Razorbill (LC) 1930-3666 individuals, Northern Gannet (LC) 1910-2483 individuals and Black Guillemot (LC) 1000-1900 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Île aux Basques et Les Razades / Îles Les Boules / Îles Plerins - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.