Booby Rocks and Pirates Bay

IBA Justification

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 at site 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: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Shrubland -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Forest Mangrove -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Booby Rocks and Pirates Bay. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.