This site is found in the parish of Trelawny. It is denoted as a forest reserve by the Forestry Department. It is surrounded by other mountain ranges such as the Vale Royal Mountain, Covey Mountain and the Discovery Mountain. Located in the altitudinal range of 300 - 600m and the annual rainfall range is 1500mm - 2000mm.
The area provides habitat for most of the endemic species such as the Arrow - headed Warbler, Black-Billed Parrot, Thw White-Eyed, and White-Chinned Thrushes, as well as it is home to the Vulnerable plain Pigeon. Other resident species can be found there as well such the Bananaquit and Caribbean Dove.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No documented information with respect to active and/or potential threats.
The Hyde Hall Mountain Forest Reserve, with Reference date 1-12-1950
Habitat and land use
The area is noted to be comprised of three forest types, Primary, or Closed Broadleaf Forest, Secondary or Disturbed Broadleaf Forest and Disturbed Broadleaf Forests with Fields.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hyde Hall Mountain. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.