Cat Island Wetlands

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 2005 50-249 individuals A1, A4i
Bahama Hummingbird Nesophlox evelynae LC resident 2006 < 50 individuals A2
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC resident 2005 250-999 individuals A4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2006 50-249 individuals B4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals B4i
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris LC resident 2005 50-249 individuals A2
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2005 50-249 individuals A2
Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata LC resident 2005 < 50 individuals 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


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Coastline -
Forest Mangrove -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cat Island Wetlands. Downloaded from on 11/04/2021.