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Eastern Lake St. Clair


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 1980 135,000 individuals A4i
Canada Goose Branta canadensis LC passage 1980 378,000 individuals A4i
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri LC breeding 1991 555 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1980-1995 100,000-499,999 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)
St. Clair National Wildlife Area-Bear Creek Unit/St. Clair National Wildlife Area-St. Clair Unit National Wildlife Area 357 protected area contained by site 0
St. Clair National Wildlife Area-Bear Creek Unit/St. Clair National Wildlife Area-St. Clair Unit National Wildlife Area 357 protected area contained by site 0
St. Clair Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 244 protected area contained by site 640

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods -
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
other -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern Lake St. Clair. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2021.