Channel Islands - Northern


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
Ashy Storm-petrel Hydrobates homochroa EN breeding 2005 2,500 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea NT non-breeding 2004 1,100 individuals A1
Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus VU passage 2005 1,500 individuals A1, A4ii
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC breeding 2002 5,000 breeding pairs A4i
Brandt's Cormorant Urile penicillatus LC breeding 1974-2009 28,625 individuals A4i
Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni NT non-breeding 2004 200 individuals A1
Guadalupe Murrelet Synthliboramphus hypoleucus EN breeding 1992 1,760 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Western Scrub-jay Aphelocoma californica LC resident 1997 12,500 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Western Santa Catalina Island ASBS State Water Quality Protection Area 912 protected area overlaps with site 0
Southeast Santa Catalina Island ASBS State Water Quality Protection Area 1,118 protected area overlaps with site 0
South Point (Santa Rosa Island) State Marine Reserve 3,387 protected area overlaps with site 0
Skunk Point (Santa Rosa Island) State Marine Reserve 362 protected area contained by site 0
Scorpion (Santa Cruz Island) State Marine Reserve 2,493 protected area overlaps with site 0
Santa Catalina Island Private Conservation Land 17,104 protected area contained by site 0
Santa Barbara Island State Marine Reserve 3,306 protected area overlaps with site 0
Santa Barbara and Anacapa Islands ASBS State Water Quality Protection Area 14,144 protected area overlaps with site 0
San Nicolas Island and Begg Rock ASBS State Water Quality Protection Area 25,831 protected area overlaps with site 0
San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz Islands ASBS State Water Quality Protection Area 111,354 protected area overlaps with site 0
San Miguel Island Special Closure A-1 322 protected area contained by site 0
Richardson Rock (San Miguel Island) State Marine Reserve 10,643 protected area overlaps with site 0
Painted Cave (Santa Cruz Island) State Marine Conservation Area 462 protected area contained by site 0
Offshore Island State Lands 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Northwest Santa Catalina Island ASBS State Water Quality Protection Area 5,370 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lover's Cove (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area 15 protected area contained by site 0
Long Point (Catalina Island) State Marine Reserve 431 protected area contained by site 0
Judith Rock (San Miguel Island) State Marine Reserve 1,181 protected area contained by site 0
Harris Point (San Miguel Island) State Marine Reserve 6,532 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gull Island (Santa Cruz Island) State Marine Reserve 5,164 protected area contained by site 0
Footprint State Marine Reserve 1,791 protected area overlaps with site 0
Farnsworth Onshore (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area 667 protected area contained by site 0
Farnsworth Offshore (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area 1,733 protected area overlaps with site 0
Channel Islands National Park 99,677 protected area contained by site 0
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 381,373 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cat Harbor (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area 64 protected area contained by site 0
Casino Point (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area 2 protected area contained by site 0
Carrington Point (Santa Rosa Island) State Marine Reserve 3,309 protected area contained by site 0
Blue Cavern (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area 679 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bird Rock (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area 1,998 protected area overlaps with site 0
Arrow Point to Lion Head Point (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area 164 protected area contained by site 0
Anacapa Island Special Closure (A) Special Closure (A) 200 protected area contained by site 0
Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve 2,984 protected area contained by site 0
Anacapa Island Special Closure (B) 48 protected area contained by site 0
Anacapa Island State Marine Conservation Area 1,884 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Channel Islands - Northern. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.