'Ata Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica LC breeding 1990 20,000-50,000 individuals A4ii
Red-footed Booby Sula sula LC breeding 1990 10,000 individuals A4ii
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC breeding 1990 1,000-10,000 individuals A4ii
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis LC breeding 1990 abundant A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1990 20,000 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1990 31,000-61,000 individuals 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)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: 'Ata Island. Downloaded from on 09/04/2020.