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Location Canada, British Columbia
Central coordinates 126o 48.66' West  49o 34.25' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 84,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada

Site description A site summary has not yet been written for this site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus non-breeding  1999  2,032 individuals  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bligh Island Provincial Park 4,774 protected area overlaps with site 4,600  
Catala Island Marine Provincial Park 851 protected area overlaps with site 480  
Hesquiat Peninsula Provincial Park 7,888 protected area overlaps with site 340  
Nuchatlitz Provincial Park 2,105 protected area contained by site 1,000  
Santa Gertrudis - Boca Del Infierno Provincial Park 440 protected area overlaps with site 330  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open sea  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Nootka Island banks. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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