Lac Bay, Bonaire

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
Bare-eyed Pigeon Patagioenas corensis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Yellow-shouldered Amazon Amazona barbadensis NT resident 2001 100 individuals A1, A2, A3
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2007 unknown 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)
Het Lac Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 700 protected area contained by site 700
Bonaire National Marine Park 2,700 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Forest Mangrove -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lac Bay, Bonaire. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.