Sidney Channel

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
Brandt's Cormorant Urile penicillatus LC passage 1995 900 individuals A4i
Mew Gull Larus canus LC passage 1995 500 individuals 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sidney Spit Marine Provincial Park 400 protected area overlaps with site 330
Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary 150 protected area contained by site 140
McDonald Provincial Park 468 protected area overlaps with site 10
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Of Canada National Park 3,695 protected area overlaps with site 3

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sidney Channel. Downloaded from on 29/11/2022.