IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A4i, B4i (2007)
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Area: 81 ha
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Site description (baseline)
Located in South Central New Providence, Harrold and Wilson Ponds encompass 250 acres of wetlands. An exceptional educational and ecotourism site, a stone's throw from the nation's capital and tourism hub, this area is an invaluable addition to the country's national parks system.
More than 100 avian species, including the island's highest concentration of herons, egrets, ibises and cormorants have been identified there, providing confirmation that the area is an indespensable habitat for birdlife on New Providence.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/19820 on 09/06/2023.