Enderbury Island

Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA criteria met: A4ii (2012)
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Area: 611 ha

Site description (baseline)
Enderbury s a low coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef. The island rises steeply from the ocean floor, then from the shore rises to a beach crest before descending to a low-lying interior basin where a small hypersaline orange-coloured lagoon is found

Key biodiversity
The island is an important seabird colony

Non-bird biodiversity: Most important Green turtle nesting area in the Phoenix group.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Enderbury Island. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.