Bird Islands - Marine

Country/territory: Canada

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 57,803 ha

Birds Canada / Nature Canada

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Canada Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 578 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 94 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 8.02 and 8.43 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 1.84 and 3.92 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Bird Islands include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Great Cormorant (LC) 747-1121 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bird Islands - Marine. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.