Country/territory: New Zealand
IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 2,350,496 ha
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Pacific, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 23505 km2 and is 98 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 151 to 6040 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.96 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 10.42 and 12.27 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.35 and 1.45 mg/m3.
10 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 948-9477 individuals of Antipodean Albatross (VU) from Auckland Island/motu Maha are present at the site during the Brood-guard (Mar-May), Incubation (Jan-Apr), Pre-egg (Jan-Mar) and Post-guard (May-Mar) life-history stages. 1629-12163 individuals of Buller's Albatross (NT) from Snares Islands/Tini Heke are present at the site during the Pre-egg (Dec-Jan) life-history stage. 3600-9000 individuals of Cook's Petrel (VU) from Codfish Island/Whenua Hou are present at the site during the Breeding (Oct-Apr) life-history stage. 7500-15000 individuals of Mottled Petrel (NT) from Hauroko are present at the site during the Breeding (Dec-May) life-history stage. 860-2151 individuals of Salvin's Albatross (VU) from Snares Islands/Tini Heke are present at the site during the Breeding (Aug-Apr) life-history stage. 270415-661015 individuals of Sooty Shearwater (NT) from Codfish Island/Whenua Hou are present at the site during the Breeding (Nov-May) life-history stage. 18339-18339 individuals of White-capped Albatross (NT) from Disappointment Island are present at the site during the Brood-guard (Jan-Mar) life-history stage.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southwest 29 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.