Aramoana Otago Harbour

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
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes EN resident 1992-2011 3-9 breeding pairs A1
Black-fronted Tern Chlidonias albostriatus EN non-breeding 1977-2012 66-250 individuals 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)
Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 0
McGrouther (Otago Peninsula) Conservation Covenant 7 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Heyward Point Stewardship Area 18 protected area contained by site 18
Heyward Point Scenic Reserve 46 protected area contained by site 46
Aramoana Stewardship Area 361 protected area contained by site 361


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Shrubland -
Marine Intertidal -
Wetlands (inland) -
Introduced vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aramoana Otago Harbour. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.