Récifs Bampton et Chesterfield Marin


Country/territory: New Caledonia (to France)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 3,949,658 ha

Protection status:

Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 medium favourable negligible
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Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 75 km around Récifs Bampton et Chesterfield to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Red-footed Booby based upon a 2009 population estimate of 3530 - 3600 breeding pairs, Black Noddy based upon a 2009 population estimate of 20840 - 21500 breeding pairs, Brown Noddy based upon a 2009 population estimate of 21140 - 22800 breeding pairs, Lesser Frigatebird based upon a 2009 population estimate of 515 - 525 breeding pairs, Wedge-tailed Shearwater based upon a 2009 population estimate of 47200 - 63200 breeding pairs, Brown Booby based upon a 2009 population estimate of 1761 - 3751 breeding pairs from Borsa, P., Pandolfi, M, Andrefouet, S. and Bretagnolle, V. (2010) Breeding avifauna of the Chesterfield Islands, Coral Sea; current population sizes, trends, and threats. Pacific Science 64(2): 297-314; and Fairy Tern based upon a 2011 population estimate of 14 breeding pairs from Baudat-Franceschi, J. (2012) Update on seabirds' IBAs in New Caledonia. SCO, 05/11/2012.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 75 km around Récifs Bampton et Chesterfield to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Red-footed Booby based upon a 2009 population estimate of 3530 - 3600 breeding pairs, Black Noddy based upon a 2009 population estimate of 20840 - 21500 breeding pairs, Brown Noddy based upon a 2009 population estimate of 21140 - 22800 breeding pairs, Lesser Frigatebird based upon a 2009 population estimate of 515 - 525 breeding pairs, Wedge-tailed Shearwater based upon a 2009 population estimate of 47200 - 63200 breeding pairs, Brown Booby based upon a 2009 population estimate of 1761 - 3751 breeding pairs from Borsa, P., Pandolfi, M, Andrefouet, S. and Bretagnolle, V. (2010) Breeding avifauna of the Chesterfield Islands, Coral Sea; current population sizes, trends, and threats. Pacific Science 64(2): 297-314; and Fairy Tern based upon a 2011 population estimate of 14 breeding pairs from Baudat-Franceschi, J. (2012) Update on seabirds' IBAs in New Caledonia. SCO, 05/11/2012.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Récifs Bampton et Chesterfield Marin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2019.