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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 44o 46.75' West  60o 45.28' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 4 ha
Altitude 0 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2015

Site description Cape Davidson is located on the southwest coast of Laurie Island. The IBA comprises a small (2.8 ha) rocky islet lying ~1 km offshore from Cape Davidson.

Information on the environment at the site is not available. The nearest research station is Orcadas (Argentina) which is located 5 km to the east of the IBA. See IBA Ant080 for information on this station.

Key Biodiversity Approximately 225 pairs Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) were breeding on the islet in 1983 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps breeding  1983  225 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 

Protection status None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Islet southwest of Cape Davidson, Laurie Island. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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