Seskar island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1998 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1998 3,700-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU passage 1998 60-100 individuals A1
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 1998 4,000 individuals B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC passage 1998 10,000-15,000 individuals B1i
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica LC passage 1998 1,000-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC passage 1998 2,000-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1998 3,000-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC breeding 1998 7,000-10,000 breeding pairs B1i

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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Shingle & stony beaches, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Seskar island. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022.