Lower Rappahannock River

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
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus NT breeding 2004 49 males A1
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus VU non-breeding 2005 1,600 individuals A1

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

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
WRP_Richmond, VA (51159) Environmental System 3 protected area contained by site 0
Voorhees Private Conservation Land 549 protected area overlaps with site 0
US Fish and Wildlife Service Easement 182 protected area overlaps with site 0
The Nature Conservancy Easement 25,694 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge 3,597 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lands End Wildlife Management Area 195 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 45,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower Rappahannock River. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lower-rappahannock-river-iba-usa on 26/02/2024.