|Central coordinates||57o 27.00' West 64o 31.00' South|
|Altitude||0 - 200m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description Snow Hill Island lies 5 km to the southeast of James Ross Island and less than 2 km to the southwest of Seymour Island, off the eastern coast of Trinity Peninsula. Snow Hill Island is nearly entirely covered by snow and ice. The IBA is located at the southwest extremity of the island and comprises 263 ha of sea ice adjacent to the coast of Snow Hill Island.
The nearest permanent scientific station is Marambio (Argentina), which operates year-round ~53 km to the northeast on Seymour Island and has capacity for ~150 people (COMNAP, Antarctic Facilities, accessed 19/08/2010).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri||breeding||2004||4,000-4,200 breeding pairs||-||A4ii||Near Threatened|
Other biodiversity None known.
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Snow Hill Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014
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