Bear Island Wildlife Management Area


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
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis EN breeding 2003 14 breeding pairs A1
Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans LC - - present A4i
Wood Stork Mycteria americana LC breeding - present A4i

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)
US-SC-1-25 Environmental System 216 protected area is adjacent to site 0
US-SC-1-15 Environmental System 398 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area 4,768 protected area contains site 0
Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto (ACE) Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve 57,140 protected area contains site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bear Island Wildlife Management Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/02/2023.