Restigouche River Estuary

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC passage 1997 11,000 individuals A4i

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Parc national de Miguasha Parc national du Québec 62 protected area contained by site 80
Miguasha National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 87 protected area contained by site 87
Baie Pointe a la Garde 19-13-01 Wildlife Habitat, Waterfowl Gathering Area 115 protected area contained by site 120


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats -
Sea Sea inlets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Restigouche River Estuary. Downloaded from on 26/10/2020.