South Soufriere Hills

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Bridled Quail-dove Geotrygon mystacea LC resident 2003 unknown A2
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 2003 unknown A2
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus LC resident 2003 unknown A2
Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca LC resident 2003 unknown A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 2003 unknown A2
Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda LC resident 2003 unknown A2
Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri NT resident 2003 unknown A1, A2
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi VU resident 2001-2002 50-100 breeding pairs A1, A2
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis LC resident 2003 unknown A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 not assessed high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset -

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: South Soufriere Hills. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.