Starbuck Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus LC breeding 1974 1,500,000 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1974 1,500,000 breeding pairs A4iii

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)
Starbuck (Closed Area) Wildlife Sanctuary 16,200 protected area contains site 2,647

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Starbuck Island. Downloaded from on 22/04/2019.