Kaweenakumik Lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos LC breeding 1995 2,000 individuals A4i
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis LC breeding 1985 20,000 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1985 20,000-49,999 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kaweenakumik Islands Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 63 protected area contained by site 68


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods, Temperate mixed woods, Temperate coniferous forest -
Grassland Edaphic grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Freshwater lakes and pools -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kaweenakumik Lake. Downloaded from on 05/08/2020.