The site was identified as important in 2018 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|
|Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae||LC||breeding||2011||71,500 breeding pairs||A4ii|
|Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus||LC||breeding||2011||47,000 breeding pairs||A4ii|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2018).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area||Marine Protected Area||107,000,000||protected area contains site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: South Sandwich Islands Marine South. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/south-sandwich-islands-marine-south-iba-south-georgia-&-the-south-sandwich-islands on 27/09/2023.