Northeast James Bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1971 60,000 individuals A4i
Canada Goose Branta canadensis LC passage 1973 120,700 individuals A4i
American Black Duck Anas rubripes LC non-breeding 1974 6,900 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1970 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

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


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps, Salt/brackish marshes, Rivers, Estuarine waters, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats -
Sea Sea inlets -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northeast James Bay. Downloaded from on 11/07/2020.