Harmony Point, Nelson Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus LC breeding 1995-1996 90,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus LC breeding 1995-1996 144 breeding pairs A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1995-1996 90,144 breeding pairs 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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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Harmony Point, W. coast Nelson I., S. Shetland Is. Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 400 protected area contained by site 400

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Harmony Point, Nelson Island. Downloaded from on 26/11/2020.