Keppel Island

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 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
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps LC breeding 2005 abundant A2
Falkland Steamerduck Tachyeres brachypterus LC breeding 2005 abundant A2
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua LC breeding 2005 1,250 breeding pairs A1
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU breeding 2005 782 breeding pairs A1
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus LC breeding 2005 abundant A1
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris LC breeding 2005 1,869 breeding pairs A1
White-bridled Finch Melanodera melanodera LC breeding 2005 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Grassland -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Keppel Island. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.