|Central coordinates||61o 33.00' West 62o 21.00' South|
|Altitude||0 - 250m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description Bluff Island (also known as Murray Island) is located in the Gerlache Strait, 500 m from Danco Coast on the western Antarctic Peninsula. The IBA comprises of a ice-free area on a peninsula on the north side of Bluff Island.
Information on the environment at the site is not presently available.
Key Biodiversity This area is home to an estimated 180 pairs of Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps), recorded breeding on the western side of a small peninsula on the north coastline of Bluff Island in 1989 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data). No other birds are known to breed at the site.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Phalacrocorax atriceps||breeding||1989||180 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Not Recognised|
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bluff Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/07/2015
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