Centre Hills

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Bridled Quail-dove Geotrygon mystacea LC resident 1997-2003 100-1,000 individuals A2
Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis LC resident 1997-2003 12,000-42,000 individuals A2
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 1997-2003 100-1,000 individuals A2
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus LC resident 1997-2003 32,000-127,000 individuals A2
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2008 unknown A2
Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca LC resident 1997-2003 3,800-12,800 individuals A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 1997-2003 20,000-36,000 individuals A2
Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda LC resident 1997-2003 500-2,000 individuals A2
Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri NT resident 1997-2003 1,800-5,200 individuals A1, A2
Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi VU resident 1997-2003 930-3,000 individuals A1, A2
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis LC resident 1997-2003 unknown A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Centre Hills Forest Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Centre Hills Protected Forest Area 1,116 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
water management -
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Centre Hills. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.