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 - seabirds||n/a||breeding||1990||58,500 individuals||A4iii|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Coats Island/Cape Pembroke. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/coats-island-cape-pembroke-iba-canada on 29/11/2023.