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Low Cay, High Cay and Sandy Hook


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
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri LC breeding 2006 50-249 breeding pairs B4ii
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals B4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2006 50-249 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Coast Dive Site National Park 4,181 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pigeon Creek & Snow Bay National Park National Park 0 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Sea -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest Mangrove -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Low Cay, High Cay and Sandy Hook. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2022.