Sandy Island

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
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Leuconotopicus borealis NT - - 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge 23,442 protected area contains site 0
US-SC-4-2 Environmental System 308 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sandy Island Private Conservation Land 3,626 is identical to site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sandy Island. Downloaded from on 07/05/2021.