Lac La Biche

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
California Gull Larus californicus LC breeding 1981 2,000 nests A4i

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Provincial Park 662 protected area contained by site 200
Lac La Biche Islands Natural Area 891 protected area contained by site 1,200
Lac La Biche Game Bird Sanctuary 22,561 protected area contained by site 130
High Island Natural Area 7 protected area contained by site 130
Black Fox Lake Natural Area 254 protected area contained by site 260


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Boreal coniferous forest, Boreal deciduous woods, Boreal mixed woods -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Freshwater lakes and pools, Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac La Biche. Downloaded from on 18/05/2022.