Active Delta (Mississippi River Birdsfoot 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 non-breeding - present A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC non-breeding - present A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC non-breeding - present A4i
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC breeding 2001 max 2,600 breeding pairs 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Delta National Wildlife Refuge 20,611 protected area contained by site 0
Breton Wilderness Area 4,812 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Breton National Wildlife Refuge 3,063 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Active Delta (Mississippi River Birdsfoot Delta). Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.