The Watchers

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 1998 571 nests A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1989 9,524 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Rocky flats & barrens -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: The Watchers. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.