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Twin Islands


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus LC breeding 1975 1,200 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes & swamps, Freshwater lakes & pools -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Twin Islands. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/twin-islands-iba-canada on 21/02/2024.