Gunung Api Island is an active volcano which is separated from other islands in Kepulauan Barat Daya. There is no settlement in this area. This island uses as shelter by fisherman.
Although the number of bird is not aviable, but this area is one of the important area for Indonesian seabird breeding site. The bird species that live in this area are Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus, Brown Booby Sula leucogaster, Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaeton rubricauda, Brown Noddy Anous stolidus, Great Frigatebird Fregata minor, Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata, Red-footed Booby Sula sula, Masked Booby Sula dactylatra (de Korte 1991).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pulau Gunung Api. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/02/2020.