Île de la Couvée

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis LC breeding 2000 10,751 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2000 10,000-19,999 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Îles de la Couvée Migratory Bird Sanctuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary 15 protected area contained by site 0
Couvée Islands Migratory Bird Sanctuary 15 protected area contained by site 18


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned or fallow farmland, disturbed ground -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Île de la Couvée. Downloaded from on 26/05/2020.