Curtis & Cheeseman Islands

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2014)
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Area: 62 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity
IBA Trigger species: Little (Kermadec Little) Shearwater, Black-winged Petrel, White-bellied Storm Petrel*, Grey Noddy (Grey Ternlet).

* Taxonomic uncertainty for white-bellied storm petrel complex.

Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed breeding or resident on these two is-lands: Wedge-tailed Shearwater, White-bellied Storm, Petrel, Tasman (Masked) Booby, Red-tailed Tropicbird, Sooty Tern, Brown Noddy, Black Noddy, Grey Noddy. Other species recorded: Christmas Island Shearwater, Black Shag, White-faced Heron, Australasian Harrier, Pacific Golden Plover, Turnstone, Asiatic Whimbrel, Wandering Tattler, Siberian Tattler, Red-crowned (Kermadec) Parakeet, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Silvereye, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Goldfinch, Starling.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Curtis & Cheeseman Islands. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.