McKean Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda LC unknown 1974 500 individuals A4ii
Polynesian Storm-petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa EN breeding 1966-1968 1,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Puffinus lherminieri NR unknown - 5,000 individuals A4ii
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel LC unknown 2009 3,000 individuals A4ii
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra LC unknown - 1,500 individuals A4ii

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Nesofregetta fuliginosa Polynesian Storm-petrel 1000 5 individuals 1 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Phoenix Islands Protected Area 41,050,000 protected area contains site 56

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: McKean Island. Downloaded from on 20/04/2019.