Adams Island

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii (2014)
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Area: 9,896 ha

Protection status:

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Yellow-eyed Penguin, Eastern Rockhopper Penguin, Antipodean (Gibson's) Albatross, Southern Royal Albatross, White-chinned Petrel, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Auckland Islands Shag, Auckland Island Rail,
New Zealand Snipe (Auckland Island Snipe), Auckland Island Teal, Red-crowned Parakeet

Ornithological information: Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Northern Giant Petrel, Cape Petrel, White-headed Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Antarctic Prion, Black-bellied Storm Petrel, Grey-backed Storm Petrel, Common Diving Petrel, Brown Skua, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, Antarctic Tern. NZ Falcon, Yellow-crowned Parakeet, Banded Dotterel, Auckland Island Pipit, Auckland Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Hedge Sparrow, Redpoll, Starling.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Adams Island. Downloaded from on 17/04/2021.