National Park of American Samoa - Ta'u

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Samoan Fruit-dove Ptilinopus fasciatus LC resident 1986 min 2,000 individuals A2
Tahiti Petrel Pseudobulweria rostrata NT breeding 2002 1,000-2,499 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis LC resident 1986 min 5,200 individuals A2
Polynesian Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus LC resident 1986 min 47,500 individuals A2
Fiji Shrikebill Clytorhynchus vitiensis LC resident 1986 min 6,000 individuals A2
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis LC resident 1986 min 2,100 individuals A2
Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca LC resident 1986 min 10,000 individuals A2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Not Reported National Park 4,341 protected area overlaps with site 0
American Samoa National Park 4,260 protected area contains site 2,160

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: National Park of American Samoa - Ta'u. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.