Lake St. Martin Islands

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
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 1986 1,500 nests A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1991 3,400 nests A4i

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


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
unknown -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake St. Martin Islands. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.