Manawatawhi Three Kings Islands

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri NT breeding 1983-1985 11-15 breeding pairs A1
Australasian Gannet Morus serrator LC breeding 1946-1980 12,575-15,359 breeding pairs A4ii
Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae LC breeding 1985-1986 16,667-49,999 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a - - 10,000-19,999 A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a - - 20,000-49,999 A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Three Kings Islands Nature Reserve 497 protected area contained by site 485


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland -
Forest -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land ownership

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Manawatawhi Three Kings Islands. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.