Cay Verde

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: B4ii (2007)
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Area: 688 ha

Protection status:

Bahamas National Trust

Site description
Cay Verde is located 30 miles east of Greater Ragged Island and 70 miles west of the south tip of Acklins Island. It covers about forty acres and has extensive growth of Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera) Prickly Pear (Opuntia sp.) and Sea Lavender. There is no fresh water on this cay.

Key biodiversity
According to repots in 1979, Brown Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds appear to out number other species of nesting seabirds at this site. Sooty Terns, Bridled Terns and Brown Noddies are also reported to nest here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cay Verde. Downloaded from on 18/01/2021.