BS005
North Atlantic Abaco Cays


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
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus LC breeding 2006 86 breeding pairs B4ii
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri LC breeding 2006 105 breeding pairs B4ii
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC breeding 2006 < 50 individuals B4i
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC breeding 2006 50-249 individuals B4ii
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus LC breeding 2006 427 breeding pairs B4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC breeding 2006 641 breeding pairs A4i
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus LC breeding 2006 3,555 breeding pairs B4i
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 2006 1,386 breeding pairs A4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2006 218 breeding pairs A4i
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 2006 330 breeding pairs A4i

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)
Walker's Cay National Park National Park 1,873 protected area overlaps with site 0
No Name Cay Marine Reserve Fisheries Reserve 390 protected area contained by site 0
Fowl Cays National Park National Park 501 protected area overlaps with site 0
Crab Cay Marine Reserve Fisheries Reserve 346 protected area overlaps with site 0
Black Sound Cay National Park National Park 1 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Sea -
Shrubland -
Forest Mangrove -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Atlantic Abaco Cays. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.