Active Delta (Mississippi River Birdsfoot Delta)

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Canvasback Aythya valisineria LC non-breeding - present A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC non-breeding - present A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC non-breeding - present A4i
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC breeding 2001 max 2,600 breeding pairs A4i

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)
Delta National Wildlife Refuge 20,611 protected area contained by site 0
Breton National Wildlife Refuge 3,063 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Breton Wilderness Area 4,812 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Active Delta (Mississippi River Birdsfoot Delta). Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.