Greater Rondeau Area

IBA Justification

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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1996 8,500 individuals A4i
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1995 12,500 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1995 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Rondeau Provincial Park (Natural Environment Class) Provincial Park 3,254 protected area contained by site 2,200


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate mixed -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Greater Rondeau Area. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.