Bertha's Beach, East Falkland

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps LC breeding 2005 present A2
Falkland Steamerduck Tachyeres brachypterus LC breeding 2005 abundant A2
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua LC breeding 2000-2001 496 breeding pairs A1
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus LC breeding 2005 abundant A1
White-bridled Finch Melanodera melanodera LC breeding 2005 present A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2006 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Bertha's Beach Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,000 protected area overlaps with site 3,300


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bertha's Beach, East Falkland. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.