IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima LC breeding 2007 100 individuals A1
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis NT - - min 30 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fangataufa. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.