Cap d'Espoir

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
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 1992 60,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1992 50,000-99,999 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Aire de concentration d'oiseaux aquatiques de la Pointe Saint-Pierre (Percé) Habitat faunique : Aire de concentration d'oiseaux aquatiques 1,608 protected area overlaps with site 160


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open sea -
Coastline Sea cliffs & rocky shores -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cap d'Espoir. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.