Disappointment Island

Year of compilation: 2014

Site description
Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Antipodean (Gibson's) Albatross, White-capped Albatross, White-chinned Petrel, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Auckland Island Rail, New Zealand Snipe (Auckland Island Snipe), Auckland Island Teal, Red-crowned Parakeet

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Northern Giant Petrel, White-headed Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Black-bellied Storm Petrel, Grey-backed Storm Petrel, Com-mon Diving Petrel, Brown Skua, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, Antarctic Tern, Silvereye, Auckland Island Pipit, Hedge Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity

Human disturbance – No
Predation by alien species – No
Habitat loss or degradation – No
Contamination – No
Natural disaster – No
Other – No

Protected areas

Auckland Islands - Nature Reserve - Protected area overlaps with site

Auckland Islands - Marine Reserve - Protected area adjacent to site

Site access / Land-owner requests

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Disappointment Island. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.