|Central coordinates||60o 48.00' West 63o 40.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A4ii, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description Cape Wollaston lies at the northwestern extremity of Trinity Island, ~40 km from the Davis Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The IBA comprises the ice-free area of Cape Woolaston, which rises to ~250 m.
Information on the environment at the site is not available. The nearest permanent scientific facility is Primavera Station (Argentina), located 53 km to the south.
Key Biodiversity An estimated 10,000 pairs of Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacioloides) breed on the cliffs and offshore islands around Cape Wollaston, Megaptera Island and northwestern Trinity Island (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data, cited in Creuwels et al. 2007). Cape Petrel (Daption capense) and Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea) have also been observed at Cape Wollaston (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data).
Non-bird biodiversity: None known.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides||breeding||1987||2,000-20,000 breeding pairs||poor||A4ii||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||-||-||-||-||A4iii|
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Wollaston, Trinity Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014
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