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Volunteer Point, East Falkland


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps LC breeding 2005 100 breeding pairs A2
Falkland Steamerduck Tachyeres brachypterus LC breeding 2005 75 breeding pairs A2
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua LC breeding 2001 1,368 breeding pairs A1
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus LC breeding 2003 2,000 breeding pairs A1
White-bridled Finch Melanodera melanodera LC breeding 2005 present A2

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Volunteer and Cow Bay Sanctuary 4,340 protected area contained by site 4,060

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Volunteer Point, East Falkland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022.