Long Island and Hog Cay

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
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea NT resident 2006 250-999 individuals A1, A4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals B4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Long Island and Hog Cay. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.