|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2008||low||not assessed||not assessed|
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Eclipse is located 14 km offshore in the Southern Ocean, 17 km south of Albany. It is a high, dome-shaped migmatite-based island, approximately 2.2 km by 1 km. It has approximately 1100 mm annual average rainfall, and, apart from areas of bare rock, is covered with thick low scrub dominated by Melaleuca lanceolata and sedgeland. A light house was dismantled in 1975 but there are no published reports of birds on the island after 1977. Breaksea and Michaelmas Islands, which are located about 20 km north-east of Eclipse and support moderate numbers of Little Penguin, Great-winged Petrel, Flesh-footed Shearwater (1000-5000 pairs on Breaksea in 1975) and Silver Gull, could be included in the IBA if further surveys confirm larger numbers of these species.
Additional breeding species: <100 pairs Little Penguin, <2000 pairs Little Shearwater.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eclipse Island (Albany). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.