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Site description (2006 baseline)
San Salvador is a small island only 5 miles by 12 miles with a population of less than 1,000 persons. It contains a high proportion of wetlands.
The Great Lake occupies a considerable proportion of the inland of this island, accessable from only a few places. Here can be found Double-crested Cormorants, egrets and herons. West Indian Woodpeckers present on San Salvador.
Non-bird biodiversity: The Endangered San Salvador Rock Iguana is the smallest West Indian Rock Iguana and it is believed that there are only approximately 500 individuals survivors. They can be found on nearby remote cays and in the interior lake areas.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Southern Great Lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/southern-great-lake-iba-bahamas on 30/11/2023.