Faure and Pelican Islands (Shark Bay)

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 5,821 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
This IBA has supported breeding colonies of the vulnerable Fairy Tern and more than 1% of the world populations of Pied Oystercatcher and Red-necked Stint. Together with the nearby Quoin Bluff & Freycinet Island IBA, it supports more than 1% of the world population of Pied Cormorants.

Andrew Burbidge, Sue Mather and Bill Rutherford kindly provided data and comments.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Faure and Pelican Islands (Shark Bay). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/02/2023.