Caicos Bank Southern Cays

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
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus LC breeding 2007 11,000 breeding pairs A4i
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 2005 1,000 breeding pairs A4i
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 2005 200 breeding pairs A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 2005 200 individuals B4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC winter 2005 30 individuals B4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2005 min 21,000 breeding pairs 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
French, Bush and Seal Cays Sanctuary 20 protected area contained by site 20


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Coastline -
Sea Coral reefs and keys, Open Sea, Shallow marine waters, coral reefs and keys -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Caicos Bank Southern Cays. Downloaded from on 08/08/2020.