IBA Justification

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

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Mingan Archipelago National Park of Canada 15,070 protected area overlaps with site 19
Colonie d'oiseaux sur une île ou une presqu'île duRefuge des Betchouanes, à Calculot (213) Habitat faunique : Colonie d'oiseaux sur une île ou une presqu'île 10 protected area contained by site 3
Betchouane Migratory Bird Sanctuary 435 protected area contained by site 380


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Boreal coniferous -
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Bogs -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Betchouane. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.