Reed Lake

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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1995 5,000 individuals A4i
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan LC non-breeding 1987 30,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a resident 1987 20,000-49,999 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wildlife Habitat Protection Wildlife Habitat Protection 1,387,408 protected area overlaps with site 0
Saskatchewan Watershed Authority Saskatchewan Watershed Authority 39,470 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Private Conservation Lands Private Conservation Lands 227,874 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fish And Wildlife Development Fund Fish and Wildlife Development Fund Land 92,459 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral, Saline & alkaline lakes -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reed Lake. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.