Miquelon Island (Northeast Coast)

Site description (2001 baseline):

Site location and context
Miquelon Island is in the French archipelago of St. Pierre and Miquelon and is located off the south coast of Newfoundland. The site consists of open sea off the north and east sides of the island of Miquelon, from the eastern side of the isthmus (Isthme de Langlade) to the waters around Cape Miquelon.

Key biodiversity
Common eider also present (4000 individuals in 1995).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Oil pollution is a potential threat because of the presence of a busy shipping route, commonly used by oil tankers en route to Come By Chance oil refinery via Placentia Bay. Over-hunting of Common Eiders is another possible threat. Hunting is also a threat.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
IBA Conservation Plan written/being written

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Miquelon Island (Northeast Coast). Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.