Teraina (Washington Island)

Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A4i (2012)
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Area: 1,220 ha

Site description (baseline)
Teraina is a low-lying coral island and the northernmost member of the Line Islands.

Key biodiversity
The island has a seabird colony and also is part of the Northern Line Islands EBA, holding the highest numbers of Kiritimati Reed-Warbler in the EBA.

Non-bird biodiversity: Green turtles nest in small numbers.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Teraina (Washington Island). Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.