|Central coordinates||65o 39.77' West 65o 49.99' South|
|Year of IBA assessment||2015|
Site description A small uncharted islet is located ~700 m south of Bates Island, Biscoe Islands, ~20 km off the Graham Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The IBA is defined as a circular area of 500 ha centered on the approximate position of this islet. The site is 12 km southwest from Ant006 Island north of Dodman Island.
Information on the environment of this site is not available. The nearest scientific station is Vernadsky (Uruguay), 97 km to the northeast.
Key Biodiversity 150 breeding pairs of Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) were observed at this site in 1986 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data). No other bird species have been recorded breeding in the area.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps||breeding||1986||150 breeding pairs||poor||A4i||Least Concern|
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Islet south of Bates Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/05/2016
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