Hillsborough Bay

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 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
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja LC - - present A4i
White Ibis Eudocimus albus LC - - present A4i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC - - present A4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC resident - present A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries Audubon Society Sanctuary or Preserve 52 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hillsborough Bay. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/hillsborough-bay-iba-usa on 01/10/2023.