|Central coordinates||63o 27.00' West 64o 55.00' South|
|Altitude||0 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description Pursuit Point is a largely ice-covered peninsula located on southeastern Wiencke Island, one of the larger islands in the Palmer Archipelago, which lies west of Gerlache Strait, ~9 km from the Antarctic Peninsula. The IBA includes all land and ice within a 1 km radius of the breeding locality.
Information on the local environment at the site is not available. The nearest scientific station is Yelcho (Chile), a summer-only facility located 8 km to the northwest on southern Doumer Island and which is temporarily closed (COMNAP, Antarctic Facilities, accessed 19/08/2010).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Phalacrocorax atriceps||breeding||1986||140 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Not Recognised|
Other biodiversity None known.
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pursuit Point, Wiencke Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014
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