Tyuleni island

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 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
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT passage 2006 100 individuals A1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2008 20-50 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 2006-2008 100 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 2006-2008 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2006-2008 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats, Salt marshes, Sand dunes and beaches, Shingle or stony beaches, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
Unknown -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tyuleni island. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.