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
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus LC breeding 2007 100 individuals B4ii
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC breeding 2007 300 individuals B4ii
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC breeding 2007 150 individuals B4ii
Black Noddy Anous minutus LC breeding 2007 350 individuals A4i
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 2007 250 individuals A4i

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)
Soufriere/Scott's Head Marine Reserve 535 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Morne Trois Pitons National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 6,857 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: L'llet. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.