North-west 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
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus LC breeding 2006 100 breeding pairs A4ii
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC breeding 2006 100-200 breeding pairs B4i
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC breeding 2006 250-400 breeding pairs B4ii
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra LC breeding 2006 100 breeding pairs B4ii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Dutchcap Cay Marine Protected Area 13 protected area contained by site 0
Caribbean Barrier Resource System Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary 0 unknown 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub -
Sea Open sea -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North-west Cays. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.