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Location Canada, British Columbia
Central coordinates 131o 34.88' West  54o 12.05' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 36,000 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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla passage  1985  5,200 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus passage  1983  2,100 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Naikoon Provincial Park 72,298 protected area overlaps with site 990  
Rose Spit Ecological Reserve 138 protected area overlaps with site 190  
Tow Hill Ecological Reserve 590 protected area overlaps with site 59  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats; Salt/brackish marshes; Sand dunes and beaches  -
Sea Open sea  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: McIntyre Beach and Rose Spit. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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