East Caicos and adjacent areas

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 2005 unknown A1
Bahama Hummingbird Nesophlox evelynae LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens NT winter 2005 300 individuals A4i
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC breeding 2005 150 individuals B4i
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia LC breeding 2005 30 breeding pairs B4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC passage 2005 150 individuals B4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2005 30 breeding pairs B4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2005 200 breeding pairs A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 2005 20 breeding pairs B4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC breeding 2005 60 individuals B4i
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2005 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
North, Middle and East Caicos Nature Reserve 54,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
North, Middle & East Caicos Islands Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 58,617 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline -
Forest Mangrove -
Shrubland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Wetlands (inland) -
Sea -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: East Caicos and adjacent areas. Downloaded from on 25/09/2020.