North, West, and East Shoal Lakes

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
Canada Goose Branta canadensis LC passage 1995 100,000 individuals A4i
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens LC passage 1995 200,000 individuals A4i
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos LC breeding 1986 1,935 nests A4i
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus NT breeding 1994 67 individuals A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1995 100,000-499,999 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous grassland, Edaphic grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Freshwater marshes/swamps -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North, West, and East Shoal Lakes. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.