McIntyre Beach and Rose Spit

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1985 5,200 individuals A4i
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus LC passage 1983 2,100 individuals A4i

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)
Tow Hill Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 519 protected area overlaps with site 59
Rose Spit Ecological Reserve Ecological Reserve 202 protected area overlaps with site 190
Naikoon Park A - Park 69,013 protected area overlaps with site 990


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: McIntyre Beach and Rose Spit. Downloaded from on 02/12/2022.