Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4i, B4i (2007)
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Area: 81 ha

Bahamas National Trust
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed low
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Site description
Located in South Central New Providence, Harrold and Wilson Ponds encompass 250 acres of wetlands. An exceptional educational and ecotourism site, a stone's throw from the nation's capital and tourism hub, this area is an invaluable addition to the country's national parks system.

Key biodiversity
More than 100 avian species, including the island's highest concentration of herons, egrets, ibises and cormorants have been identified there, providing confirmation that the area is an indespensable habitat for birdlife on New Providence.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.