James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 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
Hawaiian Coot Fulica alai VU breeding 2000 295 individuals A1, A2, A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1994 276 individuals A4i
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis NT passage 2007-2011 53-67 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2012 not assessed not assessed medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset good

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge 1 National Wildlife Refuge 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge 445 is identical to site 445
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge 423 protected area contains site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Land ownership
All of the land comprising James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/james-campbell-national-wildlife-refuge-iba-usa on 04/12/2023.