Atlantic, Northwest 5 - Marine

Country/territory: Canada

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 7,554,962 ha

Birds Canada / Nature Canada

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Canada Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Atlantic, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 75550 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 4292 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.46 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 7.27 and 16.96 °C.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 900000-6000000 individuals of Great Shearwater (LC) from Tristan da Cunha Islands are present at the site during the Non-breeding (Aug-Oct) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Northwest 5 - Marine. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.