|Central coordinates||57o 54.00' West 63o 18.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4ii, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 250m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description The Duroch Islands lie several hundred metres offshore from Cape Legoupil, northwestern Trinity Peninsula, northern Antarctic Peninsula. The island group includes Wisconsin Islands in the northeast and extends to Estay Rock in the southwest, and excludes Demas Rocks (Hattersley-Smith, 1991).
The nearest permanent scientific facility is Bernardo O’Higgins Station (Chile), which has capacity for ~44 people and operates year-round ~200 m to the south at Cape Legoupil (COMNAP, Antarctic Facilities, accessed 20/08/2010).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua||breeding||1990||3,500 breeding pairs||-||A1, A4ii||Near Threatened|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||breeding||1990||14,000 breeding pairs||-||A4iii|
Other biodiversity None known.
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Duroch Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014
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