Reed Lake

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
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

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)
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


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral, Saline & alkaline lakes -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Reed Lake. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.