IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 130,000 ha
This island is important for the nesting and or sighting of various marine terns including Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus, Great Crested Tern S. bergii, Roseate Tern S. dougallii, and Lesser Crested Tern S. benghalensis in huge numbers exceeding the 1% threshold population for Marine IBA Criteria A4i and A4iii (20,000 seabirds). This marine IBA includes the sea waters up to radii of 25 km for S. bergii and 10 km for S. dougallii from the island. It is an unprotected area.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Burnt Island (Bandra) Vengurla Rocks - marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.