|Central coordinates||64o 13.52' West 65o 14.20' South|
|Altitude||0 - 250m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2015|
Site description Uruguay Island is part of the Argentine Island group in the Wilhelm Archipelago, ~6 km from the Graham Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The island is ~1 km from north to south and ~500 m across. The IBA includes all of Uruguay Island.
Information on the environment of Uruguay Island is not available. The nearest scientific station is Vernadsky (Uruguay), located on Galindez Island ~1 km to the southwest. Vernadsky Station operates year-round and accommodates ~24 people in the summer (COMNAP, Antarctic Facilities, accessed 19/08/2010).
Key Biodiversity Approximately 203 pairs of Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) were breeding on Uruguay Island in 1986 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data).
Non-bird biodiversity: None known.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps||breeding||1986||134 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Least Concern|
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Uruguay Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2016
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