Booby Rocks and Pirates Bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus LC resident 2005 50-249 individuals B4ii
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2005 50-249 individuals A1
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC winter 2005 < 50 individuals B4i
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC breeding 2006 250-999 individuals B4ii
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra LC winter 2005 < 50 individuals B4ii
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC winter 2005 < 50 individuals B4i

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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Marine Neritic -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest Mangrove -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Booby Rocks and Pirates Bay. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.