Port Pegasus

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 1999-2001 30-71 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Southern Red-breasted Plover Charadrius obscurus CR breeding - present A1
Kakapo Strigops habroptila CR resident - present A1
New Zealand Kaka Nestor meridionalis EN resident - present A1

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)
Rakiura National Park National Park 140,359 protected area overlaps with site 0


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Port Pegasus. Downloaded from on 20/08/2022.