Solander Island and Brooks Bay

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
Leach's Storm-petrel Hydrobates leucorhous VU breeding 1989 70,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Cassin's Auklet Ptychoramphus aleuticus NT breeding 1989 34,000 breeding pairs A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1989 50,000-99,999 breeding pairs 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Solander Island Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 10 protected area contained by site 0
Lawn Point Park A - Park 594 protected area overlaps with site 230
Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area Protected Area 15,712 protected area overlaps with site 160
Checleset Bay Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 33,378 protected area is adjacent to site 32,000
Brooks Peninsula Park [a.k.a. Muqqiwn Park] A - Park 39,872 protected area overlaps with site 1,900


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Edaphic -
Sea Open sea -
Coastline Sea cliffs & rocky shores -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Solander Island and Brooks Bay. Downloaded from on 30/11/2022.