Chancery Lane Swamp

Country/territory: Barbados

IBA criteria met: A2, A4i (2007)
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Area: 3 ha

Site description (2007 baseline)
Chancery Lane Swamp (N 13° 03' 46.68", W 59° 30' 00.55") is situated on the south coast of the island. The seasonal wetland is an irregular mosaic of shallow water, mudflats and grassy areas. It is ca. 8 acres in extent and is bound by a vegetated berm to seaward, pasture and an inland cliff. Residential development is encroaching towards the western end of the marsh.

Key biodiversity
The wetland is an important refuge for migrant and vagrant waders and a critical feeding area for Little Egrets.

Non-bird biodiversity: Not applicable.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chancery Lane Swamp. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.