Adams Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Auckland Teal Anas aucklandica NT resident 1995-1999 common A1, A4i
Auckland Rail Lewinia muelleri VU resident 1966-1997 min 1,500 individuals A1, A4i
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU breeding 1990-1991 177-210 individuals A1
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes EN breeding 2009 20-100 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora VU breeding 1972-1991 15-18 breeding pairs A1
Antipodean Albatross Diomedea antipodensis EN breeding 1972-2009 4,416-7,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
White-capped Albatross Thalassarche steadi NT breeding 1972-2013 162-244 breeding pairs A1
Auckland Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica NT resident 2001-2006 10,000-20,000 A1, 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)
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,386,792 protected area contains site 0
Auckland Islands - Motu Maha Marine Reserve 505,710 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Auckland Islands Nature Reserve 57,103 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
Marine Intertidal -
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Adams Island. Downloaded from on 03/10/2022.