Scott Island Group

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata LC breeding 1989 41,700 breeding pairs A4ii
Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata LC breeding 1989 34,900 breeding pairs A4ii
Cassin's Auklet Ptychoramphus aleuticus NT breeding 1989 990,000 breeding pairs A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1989 500,000-999,999 individuals A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Scott Islands Park Provincial Park 336 protected area contained by site 9,200
Sartine Islands Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 1,092 protected area contained by site 1,100
Lanz And Cox Islands Park A - Park 5,562 protected area contained by site 5,500
Cape Scott Park A - Park 22,310 protected area is adjacent to site 140
Beresford Island Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 426 protected area contained by site 420
Anne Vallee (Triangle Island) Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 980 protected area contained by site 980


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate coniferous -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Scott Island Group. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.