Disappointment Island

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii, A4iii (2014)
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Area: 375 ha

Protection status:

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Antipodean (Gibson's) Albatross, White-capped Albatross, White-chinned Petrel, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Auckland Island Rail, New Zealand Snipe (Auckland Island Snipe), Auckland Island Teal, Red-crowned Parakeet

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Northern Giant Petrel, White-headed Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Black-bellied Storm Petrel, Grey-backed Storm Petrel, Com-mon Diving Petrel, Brown Skua, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, Antarctic Tern, Silvereye, Auckland Island Pipit, Hedge Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Disappointment Island. Downloaded from on 17/04/2021.