Great Pond

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2002-2007 100-175 individuals A1
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 2002-2007 2-4 individuals A2
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus LC resident 2002-2007 2 individuals A2
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2002-2007 210-275 individuals B4i
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2002-2007 1-4 individuals A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
St. Croix East End Marine Park Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary 15,539 protected area contains site 0
St. Croix East End Marine Park 15,032 protected area is adjacent to site 0
East End Recreation Management Area 55 protected area contained by site 0
Caribbean Barrier Resource System Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary 0 protected area contains site 0
Area of Particular Concern Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary 0 protected area contains site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Introduced vegetation -
Forest Mangrove -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Great Pond. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.