Active Pass

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brandt's Cormorant Urile penicillatus LC winter 1995 4,000 individuals A4i
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia LC passage 1995 10,000 individuals 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Of Canada National Park 3,695 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Collinson Point Park A - Park 24 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bellhouse Park A - Park 2 protected area contained by site 2


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open sea -
Coastline Sea cliffs & rocky shores -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Active Pass. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.