Middle Caicos Forest

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 2005 unknown A1
Bahama Hummingbird Nesophlox evelynae LC resident 2006 400 individuals A2
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris LC resident 2006 6,700 individuals A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2006 200 individuals A2

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)
North, Middle and East Caicos Nature Reserve 54,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
North, Middle & East Caicos Islands Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 58,617 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Middle Caicos Forest. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.