CA322
Prince Edward County South Shore


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
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 1997 37,785 individuals A4i
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi LC winter 1996 15,000 individuals A4i
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1994 39,000 individuals A4i
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia LC passage 1996 10,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1994 20,000-49,999 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Timber Island Provincial Park (Nature Reserve Class) Provincial Park 44 protected area overlaps with site 45
Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area National Wildlife Area 518 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods, Temperate coniferous forest -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned or fallow farmland, disturbed ground -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prince Edward County South Shore. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2022.