|Central coordinates||63o 37.00' West 15o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2012|
Site description This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Venezuela Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Western Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 20103 km2 and is 134 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 37 to 3781 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.86 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 27.85 and 27.95 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.15 and 0.27 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Refugio de Fauna Silvestre Isla de Aves include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Brown Noddy (LC) 0-24000 individuals and Sooty Tern (LC).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Brown Noddy Anous stolidus||resident||-||max 24,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||resident||-||max 24,000 individuals||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wildlife Refuge Bird Island - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/08/2016
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