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Location Canada, Alberta
Central coordinates 111o 33.41' West  52o 36.02' North
IBA criteria A4iii
Area 600 ha
Altitude 695 m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada

Site description Bellshill Lake is located approximately 24 km southeast of the town of Sedgewick, in east-central Alberta. Also known as Goose Lake, this lake has a few patches of bulrush along its shoreline, but otherwise the shoreline is open. The north end of the lake is fairly shallow, with the central and southern portions being a little deeper. A mixture of pasture and cultivated lands surround the lake.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2000  20,000-49,999 individuals  poor  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Freshwater marshes/swamps  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting minor
not utilised major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bellshill Lake. Downloaded from on 23/10/2014

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