Bird Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU breeding 2000-2001 7,900 breeding pairs A1
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris LC breeding 2000-2001 10,200 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea NT breeding 2000 20 breeding pairs A1
Striated Caracara Phalcoboenus australis NT breeding 1998 50 breeding pairs A1, A2
Blackish Cinclodes Cinclodes antarcticus NT breeding 2005 abundant A2
Cobb's Wren Troglodytes cobbi LC breeding 2005 abundant A1, A2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2005 20,000-49,999 breeding pairs A4ii

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
W Cape Orford Nature Reserve 130 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bird Island Nature Reserve 120 is identical to site 120


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bird Island. Downloaded from on 20/09/2020.