North Otago

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes EN breeding 1966-2011 17-36 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Stewart Island Shag Leucocarbo chalconotus VU breeding 1984-2015 min 235 breeding pairs A1, 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tavora Reserve Conservation Covenant 40 protected area overlaps with site 0
Shag Point/Matakaea Scientific Reserve 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kakanui Beach Road Stewardship Area 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Catseye Point Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve 11 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bushy Beach Stewardship Area 8 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Shrubland -
Forest -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Introduced vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Otago. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.