Basque Islands and Michaud Point

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
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1992 454 individuals A4i

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)
Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park 61 protected area contained by site 0
Point Michaud Beach Operational Parks and Reserves 62 protected area contained by site 62
Point Michaud Sites of Ecological Interest 3 protected area contained by site 3
Point Michaud Protected Beach 120 protected area contained by site 120
Basque Islands Nature Reserve 6 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate coniferous forest -
Sea Sea inlets -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Basque Islands and Michaud Point. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.