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Fort Amsterdam, Sint Maarten


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 2006 unknown A2
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus LC resident 2006 unknown A2
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC breeding 2001-2006 60 nests B4i
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 2006 unknown A2
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis LC resident 2006 unknown A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
St Maarten Marine Park 5,128 protected area overlaps with site 0
Man o War Shoal Marine Park Specially Protected Area (Cartagena Convention) 3,100 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Second-growth & disturbed scrub -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fort Amsterdam, Sint Maarten. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/fort-amsterdam-sint-maarten-iba-sint-maarten-(to-netherlands) on 27/02/2024.