Lambert Channel/Hornby Island Waters

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
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus LC passage 1998 2,500 individuals A4i
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens LC passage 1990 39,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990 20,000-49,999 individuals 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tribune Bay Park A - Park 95 protected area contained by site 94
Mount Geoffrey Escarpment Park A - Park 187 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jaji7Em And Kw Ulh Marine Park (A.K.A. Sandy Island Marine Park) A - Park 30 protected area contained by site 38
Helliwell Park A - Park 2,813 protected area contained by site 2,800
Fillongley Park A - Park 26 protected area overlaps with site 3
Boyle Point Protected Area Protected Area 9 protected area overlaps with site 0
Boyle Point Park A - Park 188 protected area is adjacent to site 38


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate coniferous -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lambert Channel/Hornby Island Waters. Downloaded from on 27/11/2022.