La Digue island

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 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
Seychelles Blue-pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrimus LC resident 1999 present A2
Seychelles Swiftlet Aerodramus elaphrus VU resident 1999 present A1, A2
Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina VU resident 1999 present A1, A2
Seychelles Bulbul Hypsipetes crassirostris LC resident 1999 present A2
Seychelles Sunbird Cinnyris dussumieri LC resident 1999 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
La Digue Veuve Special Marine Reserve 8 protected area overlaps with site 8

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Digue island. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.