|Central coordinates||64o 36.14' West 11o 51.41' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2012|
Ornithological information 3 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Isla La Blanquilla include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Brown Pelican (LC) , Masked Booby (LC) and Brown Booby (LC).
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 17639 km2 and is 44 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 4530 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.82 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 25.93 and 27.51 C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.35 and 1.18 mg/m3.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis||resident||-||-||-||Least Concern|
|Masked Booby Sula dactylatra||resident||-||-||-||Least Concern|
|Brown Booby Sula leucogaster||resident||-||-||-||Least Concern|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla La Blanquilla - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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