This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 1686 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 77 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 6.11 and 7.14 °C.
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Kidney Island Group include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of White-chinned Petrel (VU) 3000-3000 breeding pairs and Sooty Shearwater (NT) 300000-1499997 breeding pairs.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kidney Island Group - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/04/2021.