La Perouse Bank

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2012 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes NT breeding 1974-2009 39 individuals A1
Buller's Shearwater Ardenna bulleri VU resident - present A1
Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus VU resident - present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary 825,856 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Perouse Bank. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.