Christmas Island This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Christmas Island (to Australia)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 13,643 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2016 very high not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
Christmas Island is an Endemic Bird Area in its own right, supporting five endemic species and five subspecies including the Critically Endangered Christmas Island Frigatebird, the Endangered Abbott's Booby and the Vulnerable Christmas Island Imperial-pigeon, Hawk-owl and White-eye. It also supports more than 1% of the world population of five other seabirds.

The nomination was prepared by David James (Parks Australia).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Christmas Island. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.