Tabuaeran (Fanning Island)

Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2012)
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Area: 3,400 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Tabuaeran is a large oval-shaped atoll formation of the northern Line Islands. The atoll consists of a broad reef rim with 3 large islands and several smaller islets and sand banks.

Key biodiversity
The island holds a seabird colony. There is also a small colony of Rimatara Lorikeet on one of the islets. A sub-species of the Kiritimati Reed Warbler became extinct on the island in the early half of the 20th century (Garnett 1983).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tabuaeran (Fanning Island). Downloaded from on 18/01/2021.