Sandy Point

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
Bahama Hummingbird Nesophlox evelynae LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC non-breeding 2005 50-249 individuals B4ii
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2006 50-249 breeding pairs B4i
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris LC resident 2005 < 50 individuals A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 2005 < 50 individuals A2
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2005 < 50 individuals 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)
West Coast Dive Site National Park 4,181 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Shrubland -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sandy Point. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.