Abandoned salt-pans, wells and adjacent coasts throughout Grand Turk, including ones viewable in the centre of TCI's capital. Includes Town Salina, North Salina, South Salina, Great Salina, Hawkes Pond Salina & Hawkes Nest Salina and nearby shores.
An important site bioregionally for waterbird populations. The Vulnerable Piping Plover has been seen during the Non-breeding season. Other waterbirds with populations of Caribbean significance include: Brown Pelican (60 individuals); Wilson's Plover (30 breeding pairs), Laughing Gull (900 individuals), Royal Tern (40 individuals), and Sandwich Tern (60 individuals).
Non-bird biodiversity: Turtle nesting areas on some beaches: Chelonia midas (EN), Eretmochelys imbricata (CR), Caretta caretta (EN), with important nesting beaches.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Grand Turk Salinas and Shores. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2020.