Ponds of the Southeast Peninsula

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 Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC breeding 1985 56 nests B4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2004 65 breeding pairs B4i

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
St Marys UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 4,297 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Second-growth or disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Salt pans/salinas -
Other -
Forest Mangrove -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ponds of the Southeast Peninsula. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.