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Location Canada, Manitoba
Central coordinates 100o 27.51' West  53o 2.42' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 380 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada



Site description South Long Island is situated in the northern part of Lake Winnipegosis, close to the north Channel Island reef. Lake Winnipegosis is a large (5,403 km2), shallow (maximum depth ~55 m) freshwater lake with many small islands. South Long Island is one of the larger islands in Lake Winnipegosis. Deciduous and coniferous forests border Lake Winnipegosis, and large expanses of freshwater marsh occur along the lake. The habitats of these islands are unrecorded, but are assumed to be as noted here. Also note that the latitude and longitude have not been confirmed.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos breeding  1999  1,925 nests  A4i  Least Concern 
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus breeding  1999  8,032 nests  A4i  Least Concern 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Long Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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