Country/territory: Heard Island and McDonald Islands (to Australia)
IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 37,045 ha
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Massive numbers of nesting seabirds include the endangered Black-browed Albatross, the vulnerable Macaroni and (Southern) Rockhopper Penguins, near threatened Light-mantled Sooty Albatross and Gentoo Penguin, >1% world population of King Penguin, Southern Giant Petrel, Fulmar Prion, Brown Skua and Black-faced Sheathbill, and an endemic (sub)species of Imperial Shag.
The nomination was prepared by Birds Australia with assistance from Eric Woehler.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Heard and McDonald Islands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/23991 on 04/06/2023.