Baynes 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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1981 5,291 individuals A4i
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis LC winter 1983 15,174 individuals A4i
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala LC winter 1981 3,093 individuals A4i
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens LC winter 1981 6,250 individuals A4i
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides LC winter 1981 257 individuals 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)
Rosewall Creek Park A - Park 54 protected area contained by site 60
Qualicum National Wildlife Area National Wildlife Area 78 protected area overlaps with site 71
Boyle Point Park A - Park 188 protected area overlaps with site 38


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baynes Sound. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.