BS004
Little Abaco


Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2013)
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Area: 6,427 ha

Protection status:

Bahamas National Trust

Site description
Little Abaco is an island that extends about 20 miles west of the northern point of Great Abaco Island and is conected by a causeway.

Key biodiversity
The pine forest provide prime birdng for pine-woods specialities as: Pine, Oive-capped, Yellow-throated Warblers. Bahama Yellowthroats, Hairy Woodpeckers, Loggerhead Kingbirds and Cuban Pewees are also plentiful. It has been reported that during fall migration you can see a dizzing amount of warblers, one just have to be up to the challenge of identifing them.The shoreline around Crown Haven is especially good at fall migration because this is the first large island that the birds reach.

Non-bird biodiversity: The pine forest on Little Abaco is thought to be the oldest pine forest in the Bahamas, and is considered by some to be the only remaining virgin stand of Caribbean Pine.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Little Abaco. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.