JM007
Black River Great Morass


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
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea NT resident 2007 100-300 individuals A1, A4i
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps LC resident 2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A4i
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 500 individuals A1
Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima LC resident 2007 unknown A2
American Coot Fulica americana LC resident 2007 50 individuals A1
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC resident 2007 250 individuals B4i
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC resident 2007 100 individuals B4ii
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC resident 2007 500 individuals A4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC resident 2007 250 individuals B4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC resident 2007 250 individuals B4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC resident 2007 250 individuals B4i
Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Woodpecker Melanerpes radiolatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Sad Flycatcher Myiarchus barbirostris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Myiarchus validus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Stolid Flycatcher Myiarchus stolidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Pewee Contopus pallidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Vireo Vireo modestus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
White-chinned Thrush Turdus aurantius LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Euphonia Euphonia jamaica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Oriole Icterus leucopteryx LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Orangequit Euneornis campestris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit Loxipasser anoxanthus LC resident 2007 unknown A2

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Black River Lower Morass Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5,700 protected area contained by site 14,085

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards, groves -
Wetlands (inland) -
Coastline -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
Owned by the Government of Jamaica and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica with some areas of private agricultural and residential ownership on the periphery.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Black River Great Morass. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2021.