Seal Bay, East Falkland

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 2001 abundant A2
Falkland Steamerduck Tachyeres brachypterus LC breeding 2001 abundant A2
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua LC breeding 2001 1,519 breeding pairs A1
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus LC breeding 2001 abundant A1
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU breeding 2001 15,281 breeding pairs A1
White-bridled Finch Melanodera melanodera LC breeding 2001 present A2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2005 10,000-19,999 breeding pairs A4iii

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.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline -
Grassland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Seal Bay, East Falkland. Downloaded from on 30/09/2022.