Lower Rappahannock River


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus NT breeding 2004 49 males A1
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus VU non-breeding 2005 1,600 individuals A1

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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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
WRP_Richmond, VA (51159) Environmental System 3 protected area contained by site 0
Voorhees Private Conservation Land 549 protected area overlaps with site 0
US Fish and Wildlife Service Easement 182 protected area overlaps with site 0
The Nature Conservancy Easement 25,694 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge 3,597 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lands End Wildlife Management Area 195 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 45,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Rappahannock River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2022.