Dog Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus LC breeding 2012 90 breeding pairs A4ii
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC breeding 2012 418 breeding pairs B4ii
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC breeding 2012 1,231 breeding pairs A4ii
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra LC breeding 2012 31 breeding pairs B4ii
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus LC breeding 2007 191 breeding pairs B4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC resident 2007 365 breeding pairs A4i
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus LC breeding 2007 113,000 breeding pairs A4i
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 2007 46 breeding pairs B4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2007 min 115,200 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Dog Island Pond Marine Park 1,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open sea, Pelagic waters -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Shallow marine areas, coral reefs & keys -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dog Island. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.