|Central coordinates||54o 10.00' West 61o 16.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4ii, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 250m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description Clarence Island is the easternmost of the South Shetland Islands, lying 30 km east of Elephant Island. The IBA comprises the ice-free coastline extending northward from Craggy Point in the south 3.5 km along the southwestern shoreline of Clarence Island.
The geology of Clarence Island is predominantly metamorphic of Mesozoic age (Marsh & Thomson, 1985). No other information is available on the environment at Craggy Point.
There are no research stations in the near vicinity, the closest being ~250 km to the southwest, on King George Island.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus||breeding||1977||3,350 breeding pairs||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides||breeding||1977||min 10,000 breeding pairs||-||A4ii||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||-||-||-||-||A4iii|
Other biodiversity None known.
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Craggy Point, southwest Clarence Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014
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