Lively Island Group

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
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps LC breeding 2005 present A2
Falkland Steamerduck Tachyeres brachypterus LC breeding 2005 abundant A2
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua LC breeding 2005 650 breeding pairs A1
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus LC breeding 2005 abundant A1
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus LC breeding 1996 40 breeding pairs A1
Blackish Cinclodes Cinclodes antarcticus NT breeding 2005 abundant A2
Cobb's Wren Troglodytes cobbi LC breeding 2005 abundant A1, A2
White-bridled Finch Melanodera melanodera LC breeding 2005 common A2

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Middle Island Nature Reserve 163 protected area contained by site 0
Kidney Island Nature Reserve 30 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sandbars, sandbanks, sandspits -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lively Island Group. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.