Long Bay Pond


Country/territory: Anguilla (to UK)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 23 ha


Site description

Long Bay Pond is a shallow, oval-shaped basin along the north-western coastline of Anguilla. The pond lies behind the beach at Long Bay, separated by a thin strip of white and buttonwood mangrove. The pond has a sand and marl substrate with few larger rocks filling the western shoreline. A large villa lies very closely to the western shoreline of the pond and an unpaved road runs north-south leading to the pond.

Key biodiversity

Overview of bird interests:

In 2007 and 2008, average bird numbers on Long Bay Pond were constant around 7 birds until they decreased slightly in 2009. Beginning in 2010, bird numbers increased gradually by year until they reached their maximum in 2011, with a monthly average of 16 birds.


Overview of botanical interests:

A healthy stand of Buttonwood mangrove lines the pondline on all sides. The eastern and southern sides of the pond also have scrub vegetation which lies behind this pondside border of Buttonwood mangrove.

Overview of other: biodiversity interests:

Additional studies required.

Acknowledgements

Author: Clarissa Lloyd, Anguilla National Trust.

Edited by: Farah Mukhida, Anguilla National Trust.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Long Bay Pond. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2022.