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Portland Ridge and Bight


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea VU resident 1997 50-249 individuals A1, A4i
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 unknown A1
Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata NT resident 2007 unknown A1
Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus vetula LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC resident 1997 300 individuals B4ii
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus LC resident 1997 600 individuals B4i
Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Tody Todus todus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Woodpecker Melanerpes radiolatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Small Jamaican Elaenia Myiopagis cotta LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Sad Flycatcher Myiarchus barbirostris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Myiarchus validus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Stolid Flycatcher Myiarchus stolidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Vireo Vireo modestus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2007 3,000-5,000 individuals A2
Jamaican Euphonia Euphonia jamaica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Oriole Icterus leucopteryx LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Spindalis Spindalis nigricephala LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit Loxipasser anoxanthus LC resident 2007 unknown A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Portland Bight Wetlands and Cays Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 24,542 protected area contained by site 24,542
Portland Bight Protected Area 197,320 protected area contains site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub, Scrub -
Coastline -
Sea -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Portland Ridge and Bight. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/07/2019.