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Pen Islands


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
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC non-breeding 1991 6,160 individuals A4i
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica LC passage 1992 8,800 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)
Cape Tatnam Wildlife Management Area 531,190 protected area overlaps with site 57,000

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pen Islands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/pen-islands-iba-canada on 25/09/2023.