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).
|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)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Middle Caicos Forest. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/middle-caicos-forest-iba-turks-and-caicos-islands-(to-uk) on 28/11/2023.