Blow River Delta (Shingle Point to Tent Island)

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
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica LC passage 1972 6,472 individuals A4i
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos LC passage 1972 6,123 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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)
Tarium Niryutait Marine Protected Area Marine Protected Area 174,955 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra, Steppe & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Rivers -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Blow River Delta (Shingle Point to Tent Island). Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.