Main Auckland Island

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii (2014)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 46,182 ha

Protection status:

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Yellow-eyed Penguin, Eastern Rockhopper Penguin, Antipodean (Gibson's) Albatross, White-capped Albatross, White-chinned Petrel, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Auckland Islands Shag, Red-crowned Parakeet

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Sooty Shearwater, Antarctic Prion, White-faced Heron, NZ Falcon, Brown Skua, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, Antarctic Tern, Yellow-crowned Parakeet, Spur-winged Plover, Auckland Island Pipit, Silvereye, Auckland Island Tomtit, Bellbird, Tui, Hedge Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Main Auckland Island. Downloaded from on 13/04/2021.