NZ085
Taiaroa Head


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi EN breeding 1937-2012 23-70 breeding pairs A1
Stewart Shag Leucocarbo chalconotus VU breeding 1940-2012 304-620 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus LC breeding 1982-2012 317-800 breeding pairs A4i

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)
Taiaroa Head Lighthouse Local Purpose Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4
Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 5
Pilots Beach(Wildlife etc) Local Purpose Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4
Otekiho Beach Wildlife Local Purpose Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 5

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Introduced vegetation -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Taiaroa Head. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.