Michaelmas Cay

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2009)
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Area: 2 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high not assessed high
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Site summary
Michaelmas Cay is a well-studied island off Cairns which has supported more than 1% of the world population of Crested Tern and Lesser Crested Tern.

Paul O'Neill provided advice and access to the GBR seabird database and the nomination was prepared in consultation with Mike Short.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Michaelmas Cay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2021.