|Central coordinates||68o 42.00' West 67o 45.00' South|
|Altitude||0 - 250m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description Ginger Islands are a small archipelago located in Marguerite Bay, approximately 0.5 km southeast of Adelaide Island, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. This IBA comprises the island group and the intervening marine area.
Detailed information on the environment of the Ginger Islands is not available, and meteorological records do not exist for the site. However, at Teniente Luis Carvajal Station, located ~10 km to the southwest, the mean daily maximum temperature was 3ºC in February for the period 1962-74, whilst the mean daily minimum temperature was –8ºC in August for the same period. Most snowfall occurs between August and October, with light precipitation occurring through the austral summer.
Key Biodiversity Approximately 3000 pairs of Adélie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) along with 275 pairs of Imperial Shags (Phalacrocorax atriceps) were estimated to breed on Ginger Islands in 1983 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data). More recent data are not available.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Phalacrocorax atriceps||breeding||1985||275 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Not Recognised|
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ginger Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014
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