Little Tobago Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda LC resident 2006 unknown A3
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus LC breeding 1958-1968 250 breeding pairs A4ii
Copper-rumped Hummingbird Amazilia tobaci LC resident 2006 unknown A3
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri LC resident 1958-1968 500 breeding pairs B4ii
Red-footed Booby Sula sula LC resident 1958-1968 419 breeding pairs B4ii
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC resident 1958-1968 100-300 breeding pairs B4ii
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC breeding 2000 50-208 breeding pairs A4i
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 2000 43 breeding pairs B4i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Little Tobago Nature Reserve 6,015 is identical to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Little Tobago Island. Downloaded from on 07/03/2021.