Khalpili Islands and Impoveyem Bay

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2016 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
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2008 min 1,780 individuals A1, A4i
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus LC breeding 2008 min 15,526 individuals A4i
Common Murre Uria aalge LC breeding 2008 min 237,700 individuals A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2008 min 237,700 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2008 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2016).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tajgonos Zakaznik 350,000 protected area overlaps with site 5,370


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Grassland Tundra -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Khalpili Islands and Impoveyem Bay. Downloaded from on 20/02/2024.