DM004
L'llet


Country/territory: Dominica

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B4ii (2007)
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Area: 255 ha

Protection status:


Site description
L’llet is a small Islet approximately 0.020 hectare off the village of Boetica on the southeast cost of Dominica and serves as a very important site for seabird colonies. Due to the fact that it is off island in the Atlantic Ocean and that people have to swim or access by boat that limits human activity or disturbance to the seabirds using that site. Human settlements are approximately 3km from the site.

Key biodiversity
L’llet supports several seabirds including Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Sooty Terns (Sterna fuscata), Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus) and the White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). Some of the other species of interest found at that site are Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita), Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), Green –throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus), Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis), and Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax violaceus).

Non-bird biodiversity: Other flora includes Wild Anthurium (Anthurium giganteum), Organ Pipe Cactus (Cephalocerus royenii), Climbing Cactus (Hylocereus trigonus), Zanana Falez (Pitcairnia angustifolia), and Eye-lash Orchid (Epidendrum ciliare). Fauna species include Fish-eating Bat (Noctillio leporinus), and Zagaya Lamè (Grapsus grapsus).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: L'llet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019.