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Long Point Peninsula and Marshes


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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1998 9,544 individuals A4i
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC passage 1998 2,970 individuals A4i
Canvasback Aythya valisineria LC passage 1998 51,766 individuals A4i
American Black Duck Anas rubripes LC passage 1995 7,650 individuals A4i
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia LC passage 1995 20,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1992-1998 2,500,000-4,999,999 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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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Turkey Point Provincial Park (Recreational Class) Provincial Park 316 protected area overlaps with site 0
Turkey Point Wilderness Area 21 protected area overlaps with site 9
Long Point Provincial Park (Recreational Class) Provincial Park 150 protected area contained by site 0
Long Point National Wildlife Area-Long Point Unit/Long Point National Wildlife Area-Thoroughfare Unit National Wildlife Area 3,284 protected area contained by site 0
Long Point National Wildlife Area-Long Point Unit/Long Point National Wildlife Area-Thoroughfare Unit National Wildlife Area 3,284 protected area contained by site 0
Long Point Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 13,730 protected area contained by site 12,000
Long Point National Wildlife Area 3,250 protected area contained by site 140
Big Creek National Wildlife Area-Big Creek Unit/Big Creek National Wildlife Area-Hahn Unit National Wildlife Area 771 protected area contained by site 0
Big Creek National Wildlife Area-Big Creek Unit/Big Creek National Wildlife Area-Hahn Unit National Wildlife Area 771 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate coniferous forest, Temperate mixed woods, Temperate deciduous woods -
Savanna Savanna -
Grassland Edaphic grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps, Sand dunes and beaches -
Unknown -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Long Point Peninsula and Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.