Cape Hatteras National Seashore

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 1999 4,700 individuals A4i
Sanderling Calidris alba LC passage 1999 35,000 individuals A4i
Willet Tringa semipalmata LC passage 1999 3,000 individuals A4i

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge 1,885 protected area overlaps with site 0
Oregon Inlet Crab Spawning Sanctuary 2,479 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ocracoke Inlet Crab Spawning Sanctuary 3,845 protected area overlaps with site 0
North Carolina Coastal Land Trust Preserve 2,315 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hatteras Inlet Crab Spawning Sanctuary 1,858 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cape Hatteras National Seashore 12,610 protected area overlaps with site 0
Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve 408 protected area contained by site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023.