Long Salt Pond

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2014 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
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2011 max 492 individuals B4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC winter 2007 9 individuals B4i
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2007 unknown A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Land ownership

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Long Salt Pond. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.