CA350
Wolfe Island


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
Canvasback Aythya valisineria LC passage 1995 7,500 individuals A4i
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1996 15,000 individuals A4i

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)
Thousand Islands National Park Of Canada National Park 2,350 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate mixed -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Freshwater marshes & swamps -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards & groves, Urban parks & gardens, Other urban & industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wolfe Island. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/wolfe-island-iba-canada on 28/02/2024.