Campbell Islands

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2014 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Campbell Teal Anas nesiotis VU resident - 50-249 individuals A1, A4i
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU breeding 1942-2012 33,239-814,550 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Erect-crested Penguin Eudyptes sclateri EN non-breeding 1942-2012 20-30 individuals A1
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes EN breeding 2007 351-600 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora VU breeding 1907-2008 4,855-7,800 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata NT breeding 1995 1,600 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma EN breeding 1940-2012 8,285-9,585 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris LC breeding 1995 30-50 breeding pairs A1
Campbell Albatross Thalassarche impavida VU breeding 1940-2006 21,648-74,825 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Campbell Island Shag Leucocarbo campbelli VU resident 1907-1980 1,157-2,666 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Auckland Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica NT resident 2010 50-249 mature individuals A1
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a - - 50,000-99,999 breeding pairs A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 not assessed low not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset -

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,386,792 protected area contains site 0
Moutere Ihupuku / Campbell Island Marine Reserve 113,133 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Campbell Private Scenic Reserve Scenic Reserve 2 is identical to site 0
Campbell Island Nature Reserve 10,876 is identical to site 0
Campbell Heritage Benthic Protection Area 288,805 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Grassland Tussock grasslands -
Shrubland -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Campbell Islands. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.