Curtis & Cheeseman Islands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis LC breeding - 210,000-499,999 breeding pairs A4ii
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis LC breeding 1989 min 101,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Grey Noddy Anous albivittus LC breeding 1970-1989 min 6,000 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding - 100,000-499,999 breeding pairs A4iii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kermadec Islands (All Islands) Nature Reserve 3,353 protected area overlaps with site 62
Kermadec Islands Marine Reserve 767,489 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kermadec Benthic Protection Area 46,927,610 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland -
Other -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Curtis & Cheeseman Islands. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.