Goulding Cay Wild Bird Reserve

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA criteria met: B4i (2007)
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Area: 411 ha

Bahamas National Trust

Site description (baseline)
Goulding Cay is located off the west end of New Providence, directly offshore of Jaws Beach, near Lyford Cay.

Key biodiversity
Each summer, May through August, Bridle Terns, Sooty Terns and Brown Noddies by the hundreds return to nest on Goulding Cay. Starting 2004 the Ornithology Group of the Bahamas National Trust has monitored this site each summer and feel confident that up to 2007 the site was doing well.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Goulding Cay Wild Bird Reserve. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.