North San Diego Lagoons


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
Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni NT non-breeding 2001 max 560 individuals A1
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2003 max 574 breeding pairs 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
WRP_San Diego, CA (06073) Environmental System 19 protected area overlaps with site 0
Torrey Pines State Reserve 584 protected area overlaps with site 0
Swami's State Marine Conservation Area 3,287 protected area is adjacent to site 0
San Elijo Lagoon Reserve - Fee Iod Reserve 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Environmental System 19 protected area contained by site 0
San Elijo Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area 115 protected area contained by site 0
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve 32 protected area overlaps with site 0
San Dieguito Lagoon Private Conservation Land 0 protected area contained by site 0
San Dieguito Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area 41 protected area contained by site 0
Land Pres/Mitigation Bank - The Environmental Trust Mitigation Bank 276 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Buena Vista Lagoon and Nature Center 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve 73 protected area contained by site 0
Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve 60 protected area overlaps with site 0
Batiquitos Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area 124 protected area contained by site 0
Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 0
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve 79 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North San Diego Lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2022.