s012
Providence Island

Country/Territory Colombia
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

Politically part of Colombia, this 40-km2 island is situated in the Caribbean some 235 km east of the Nicaraguan coast and 100 km north of San Andrés Island (Secondary Area s013; see map, p. 135). Providence is volcanic with steep hills rising to 380 m, mostly forested or devoted to ranching (Hilty and Brown 1986). It has a single restricted-range species, Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris, which also occurs on Cuba (EBA 025), the Bahamas (EBA 026), Hispaniola (EBA 028) and the Cayman Islands (Secondary Area s014).

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Thick-billed Vireo (Vireo crassirostris) LC

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
CO001 Reserva de Biósfera Seaflower Colombia

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Providence Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2021.