Lee Stocking Island

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2007)
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Area: 144 ha

Bahamas National Trust

Site description
This small island lying north of Great Exuma has a research center, an airstrip and is partially habitated.

Key biodiversity
Its proximity to Great Exuma is reflected in the presence of some resident landbirds such as Smooth-billed Ani, Mangrove Cuckoo, Burrowing Owl, Greater Antillean Pewee and Hairy Woodpecker. Common residents are White-crowned Pigeons, Zenaida Doves, Bahama Mockingbirds, Thick-billed Vireos, Greater Antillian Bullfinches and Bananaquits. There are two small ponds at the north end of the runway where Least Grebes, White-cheeked Pintails and West Indian Whistling Ducks have been seen. Wilson's Plovers, Antillean Nighthawks and Grey Kingbirds are common summer residents.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lee Stocking Island. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.