Baynes Sound

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1981 5,291 individuals A4i
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis LC winter 1983 15,174 individuals A4i
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala LC winter 1981 3,093 individuals A4i
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens LC winter 1981 6,250 individuals A4i
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides LC winter 1981 257 individuals A4i

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)
Rosewall Creek Park A - Park 54 protected area contained by site 60
Qualicum National Wildlife Area National Wildlife Area 78 protected area overlaps with site 71
Boyle Point Park A - Park 188 protected area overlaps with site 38


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Baynes Sound. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.