Pacific, Southwest 61 - Marine


Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 3,040,924 ha

Forest and Bird

Site description
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 30409 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 2049 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.23 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 14.15 and 18.5 °C.

Key biodiversity
3 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 682-1090 individuals of Parkinson's Petrel (VU) from Great Barrier Island/Aotea & Little Barrier Island/Hauturu are present at the site during the Breeding (Nov-Jun) life-history stage. 205920-367714 individuals of Cook's Petrel (VU) from Little Barrier Island/Hauturu are present at the site during the Breeding (Oct-Apr) life-history stage. 5400-13500 individuals of Pycroft's Petrel (VU) from Red Mercury Island/Whakau are present at the site during the Breeding (Nov-Apr) life-history stage.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southwest 61 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021.