Foxe Basin Islands

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC breeding 1996 19,809 individuals A4i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC breeding 1995 7,062 individuals A4i
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica LC breeding 1995 3,452 individuals A4i
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC breeding 1995 23,442 individuals A4i
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis LC breeding 1995 252,324 individuals A4i
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius LC breeding 1995 283,198 individuals A4i
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini LC breeding 1995 36,053 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1995-1996 500,000-999,999 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)
Grassland Tundra, Edaphic -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Foxe Basin Islands. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.