Cay Lobos

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B4i (2007)
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Area: 700 ha

Bahamas National Trust

Site description
Cay Lobos is a Bahamian Territory located on the southern edge of the Great Bahama Bank, approximately 20 miles north of Cuba's Cayo Romano.

Key biodiversity
Information for this site is strictly historical, provided by the lighthouse keeper for the period 1899 to 1901. He apparently collected the wings of birds killed by flying into the light during migration. They were sent to Bonhote, an ornithologist in Nassau. The collection included Acadian Flycatcher, Swainson's Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Wood Thrush and Veery. It is a stopover site for migrant landbirds. Just imagine what can be identified with today's binoculars and spotting scopes.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cay Lobos. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.