Swain's Atoll Marine


Country/territory: American Samoa

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2012)
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Area: 5,060 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 low favourable negligible
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Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 3 km around Swain's Atoll to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Common White Tern based upon a 1966 population estimate of 3,000 individuals from Clapp, R. B. (1969) The birds of Swain's Island, South-Central Pacific. Notornis 15: 198-206.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 3 km around Swain's Atoll to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Common White Tern based upon a 1966 population estimate of 3,000 individuals from Clapp, R. B. (1969) The birds of Swain's Island, South-Central Pacific. Notornis 15: 198-206.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Swain's Atoll Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.