Scrub Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC resident 2007 200 breeding pairs A4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2007 20 breeding pairs B4i
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 1999-2005 420 individuals A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC breeding 2006 115 individuals B4i
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Scrub Bay Pond Tourism Management Area 0 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Shallow marine waters, Rock stacks & coastal islets, Sand dunes and beaches - coastal -
Coastline -
Shrubland -
Forest Mangrove -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Scrub Island. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.