TC003
North, Middle and East Caicos Ramsar Site


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 NT resident 2005 unknown A1
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis LC unknown 2005 1,000 individuals B4i
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber LC winter 2005 3,000 individuals A4i
Bahama Hummingbird Nesophlox evelynae LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis LC winter 2005 3 individuals B4i
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens NT winter 2005 400 individuals A4i
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC non-breeding 2005 150 individuals B4i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 2005 2,500 individuals A4i
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia LC unknown 2005 100 individuals B4i
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla LC winter 2005 6,000 individuals A4i
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus LC winter 2005 3,200 individuals A4i
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes LC winter 2005 5,000 individuals A4i
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca LC winter 2005 1,000 individuals A4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC non-breeding 2005 900 individuals B4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC non-breeding 2005 100 individuals B4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 2005 60 individuals B4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC non-breeding 2005 150 individuals B4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC non-breeding 2005 150 individuals B4i
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2005 unknown A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2005 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
Vine Point and Ocean Hole Nature Reserve 757 protected area contained by site 0
North, Middle and East Caicos Nature Reserve 54,400 protected area overlaps with site 54,400
North, Middle & East Caicos Islands Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 58,617 protected area overlaps with site 58,617

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline -
Sea -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest Mangrove -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North, Middle and East Caicos Ramsar Site. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2020.