Barkley Sound

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata LC passage 1989 52,000 individuals A4i
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis LC passage 1979 4,900 individuals A4i
Surfbird Calidris virgata LC passage 1985 4,500 individuals A4i
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus EN non-breeding 1982 3,406 individuals A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1989 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Of Canada National Park 51,000 protected area overlaps with site 3,600
Baeria Rocks Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 140 protected area contained by site 140


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate coniferous -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barkley Sound. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.