Bird Island

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 3 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high unfavourable high
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Site summary
Situated on the Atlantic coast, c. 150 km north of Cape Town, this small island lies in Lambert's Bay harbour extremely close to shore. A concrete causeway that forms the fishing harbour has linked the island to the mainland since 1959. Rising to only 7.6 m above sea level, the island is rocky and virtually devoid of vegetation.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bird Island. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.