Allan's Cays

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA criteria met: B4ii (2007)
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Area: 745 ha

Bahamas National Trust

Site description (2006 baseline)
Allan's Cays Group consists of three separate cays, Allan's Cay, Southwest Allan's Cay and Leaf Cay. They are located in the northern Exuma Cays between Ship Channel Cay and Highborne Cay. There are daily power boat trips from Nassau to these cays.

Key biodiversity
There is an Audubon's Shearwater summer nesting colony on Allan's Cay. This is a noctournal species and they are known to call consistantly at night during breeding season.

Non-bird biodiversity: Rock Iguanas on Leaf Cay and SW Allans Cay are the main landbase attraction. They are fed by humans and appear tame but can be dangerous. All iguanas in The Bahamas are protected by law and may not be captured, killed or removed.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Allan's Cays. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.