North Point

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1985 23,500 individuals A4i
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica LC passage 1975 1,500 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1985 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).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: North Point. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.