Miquelon Lake

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
Sanderling Calidris alba LC passage 1971 3,000 individuals A4i
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis LC breeding 1985 9,925 nests A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1976-1985 10,000-19,999 nests 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)
Miquelon Lake Provincial Parks 1,297 protected area overlaps with site 1,100


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods -
Wetlands (inland) Saline/alkaline lakes, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Freshwater lakes and pools -
Artificial - terrestrial Urban parks and gardens, Improved pasture land, Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Miquelon Lake. Downloaded from on 17/11/2019.