Macquarie Island

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii (2009)
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Area: 12,785 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2020 not assessed not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
About 3.5 million seabirds of 13 species nest, including the endangered Wandering and Black-browed Albatross, the vulnerable Grey-headed Albatross, more than 1% of the world population of the Vulnerable Royal and (Southern) Rockhopper Penguin and more than 1% world population of King and Gentoo Penguin, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Southern Giant Petrel, Northern Giant Petrel, White-headed Petrel and Brown Skua.

The nomination was prepared by Birds Australia with assistance from Rachael Alderman, Rosemary Gales and Eric Woehler who provided data and comments.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Macquarie Island. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.