Maatsuyker Island Group

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4ii (2009)
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Area: 901 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed low not assessed
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Site summary
The Maatsuyker Island Group supports more than 1% of the world population of Short-tailed Shearwater (about 1.5 million pairs), Fairy Prion and Black-faced Cormorant, as well as thousands of pairs of Common Diving-Petrel and Little Penguin.

The nomination was prepared by Peter Britton. Rachael Alderman and Rosemary Gales of DPIW kindly commented on the nomination.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Maatsuyker Island Group. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.