Speedwell Island Group

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps LC breeding 2005 250-999 breeding pairs A2
Falkland Steamerduck Tachyeres brachypterus LC breeding 2005 600 breeding pairs A2
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua LC breeding 2005 3,685 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus LC breeding 2005 10,000 breeding pairs A1
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus LC breeding 2005 1,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Dolphin Gull Larus scoresbii LC breeding 2005 500 breeding pairs A4i
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 abundant A2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2005 10,000-19,999 breeding pairs A4iii

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 Coastal/Supratidal -
Grassland -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Speedwell Island Group. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.