|Central coordinates||60o 53.00' West 63o 54.00' South|
|Altitude||0 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description Trinity Island lies in Orléans Strait, ~15 km from the Davis Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The IBA comprises a rocky headland rising to ~250 m at the southwestern extremity of Trinity Island.
Information on the environment at the site is not available. The nearest permanent scientific facility is Primavera Station (Argentina), located 30 km to the south.
Key Biodiversity Around 195 pairs of Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps), were recorded breeding in three groups along the rocky headland amongst Chinstrap Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica) on 28 January 1986 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data). The Chinstrap Penguin colony was recorded as 1600 breeding pairs (Poncet & Poncet 1987 cited in Woehler 1993).
Non-bird biodiversity: None known.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Phalacrocorax atriceps||breeding||1986||218 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Not Recognised|
Protection status None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Trinity Island southwest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/05/2015
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