Churchill and Vicinity

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
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 50,000-99,999 individuals 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)
Wapusk National Park Of Canada National Park 1,147,500 protected area overlaps with site 3,900
Cape Churchill Wildlife Management Area 858,300 protected area overlaps with site 84,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Boreal coniferous forest -
Grassland Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps, Bogs, Freshwater lakes and pools, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Estuarine waters, Fens transition mires & springs, Rivers, Sand dunes and beaches -
Sea Open sea, Sea inlets -
Coastline Rocky flats & barrens -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Churchill and Vicinity. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.