Country/territory: Northern Mariana Islands (to USA)
IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A4i, A4iii (2007)
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Area: 276 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2007||high||not assessed||not assessed|
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Site description (baseline)
Farallon de Pajaros is the northernmost island in the CNMI. The island is a steep volcanic cone, which has erupted several times in the last century. The island is largely bare exposed rock with little vegetation. The proposed IBA is uninhabited and protected by CNMI law as a Wildlife Conservation Area.
The entire island of Uracus is proposed as an IBA because of its population of breeding seabirds. Uracus qualifies under both A4i criteria for its population of Sooty Terns and under A4iii for its total population. Micronesian Megapodes are also breeding on the island (Reichel and Glass, 1991).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uracus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/24520 on 04/06/2023.