Banc de Carleton

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC unknown 1988 3,000 individuals A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1993 630 breeding pairs 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Refuge faunique du Barachois-de-Carleton Park of Interest, Recreational Tourism & Conservation - Quebec 11 protected area contained by site 11
Barachois-de-Carleton, du Faunal Reserve 18 protected area overlaps with site 9


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Banc de Carleton. Downloaded from on 23/06/2021.