Saskatchewan River Delta

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1995 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tom Lamb Wildlife Management Area 217,960 protected area overlaps with site 200,000
Saskeram Wildlife Management Area 96,648 protected area overlaps with site 87,000
Red Rock Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 502 protected area contained by site 450
Pasquia Community Pasture 2,014 protected area contained by site 2,000
Pasquia Regional Park 100 protected area contained by site 2,000
Cormorant Protective Forest 79,412 protected area overlaps with site 12,000
Clearwater Lake Provincial Park Provincial Park 12,085 protected area contained by site 58,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate mixed -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Freshwater marshes & swamps -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban & industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Saskatchewan River Delta. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.