Guana Cays

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
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals B4ii
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals B4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals B4i
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 2006 250-999 breeding pairs A4i

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)
Bight of Acklins National Park National Park 24,941 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Marine Neritic -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guana Cays. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.