Atchafalaya Delta

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Canvasback Aythya valisineria LC - - present A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC - - present A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC - - present A4i
White Ibis Eudocimus albus LC - - present A4i

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)
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge 3,626 protected area overlaps with site 0
Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area and Game Preserve 55,934 protected area contained by site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atchafalaya Delta. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.