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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 65o 39.77' West  65o 49.99' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 500 ha
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150 breeding pairs of Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) were observed at this site in 1986 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data).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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 on 28/10/2016

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