Year of compilation: 2002

Site description
This site is located in the south part of the parish of St. James and is a combination of five smaller plots to form one designated forest reserve. The area recieves rainfall in the range of 1500mm - 2000mm, and its elevational range is 300m - 600m

Key biodiversity
Jericho provides a habitat for some of the endemic Jamaican species but in noticeably smaller numbers as compared to a primary forest. Species such as the Arrowhead Warbler and Red-billed Streamertail are the more common endemics where as the jamaican Mango and Jamaican Elaenia can be found in lower numbers. Other residents to be found there include the Greater Antillean Bullfinch and the Vervain Hummingbird.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Potentail threats can be found in increased agricultural practices extending to within the forest reserve as well as illegal removal of trees.

Habitat and land use
The site is designated as secondary forestry by the Forestry Department, and so can be noted to be a recovering forest possibly from anthropogenic disturbance.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jericho. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.