Codrington Lagoon and the Creek

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 200 individuals A1, A4i
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC resident 2008 5,000 individuals A4ii
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC resident 2007 1,000 individuals A4i
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Lesser Antillean Flycatcher Myiarchus oberi LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Barbuda Warbler Setophaga subita VU resident 2007 30 individuals A1, A2
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Codrington Lagoon National Park 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Codrington Lagoon Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,600 protected area overlaps with site 3,600
Codrington Lagoon Wildlife Reserve 3,550 protected area contained by site 3,550


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest Mangrove -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Codrington Lagoon and the Creek. Downloaded from on 22/06/2021.