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
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed high low
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Site description (2006 baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.