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Location Canada, Manitoba
Central coordinates 97o 57.48' West  52o 57.41' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 100 ha
Altitude 714 m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada

Site description Little George Island is located in the northern basin of Lake Winnipeg, about 40 km southwest of the Poplar River First Nation. It is a remote island that is only 12 ha in size. A lagoon is located in its middle, and a sandy point extends to the northwest of the island. This sandy point is utilized as a nesting site by the terns.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  1992  3,800 breeding pairs  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods  -
Shrubland Scrub  -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research minor
fisheries/aquaculture major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Little George Island. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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