Over 90% of this Reserve falls within the designated 10,870-acre (4,401-ha) St. Vincent Parrot Reserve. Dalaway Reserve encompasses two of the island’s major potable water systems, supplying about 45% of the country’s water. Rainfall can exceed 200 inches (5,080 mm) annually. It is the smallest IBA within the proposed Central Forest Reserve.
This is a prime habitat for the St. Vincent Parrot and another of its strongholds. In 2004, the population was estimated at 164 individuals. All thirteen (13) RRS and two (2) Globally-threatened are found within the Reserve. Other regionally-endemic species (See Ivor Jackson and Associates, 2004) and species of note include the House Wren, Short-tailed Swift, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Caribbean Elaenia.
Non-bird biodiversity: Relevant species include endemic herpetofauna A. griseus, C. vincenti; endemic sub-species M. bruesi and endemic flora A. vincentiana, B. rotundifolia, P. cuneata, P. vincentiana, E. vincentinum, C. vincentiana and C. tenera.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dalaway Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/09/2019.