St Lucy Shooting Swamps

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 2007 unknown A2
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica LC winter 1991 4,050-9,000 individuals A4i
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos LC winter 1991 6,600 individuals A4i
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes LC winter 1991 13,200 individuals A4i
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca LC winter 1991 2,550 individuals A4i
Barbados Bullfinch Loxigilla barbadensis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2007 20,000 individuals A4iii

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


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: St Lucy Shooting Swamps. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.