Peterson Cay (National Park)

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2007)
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Area: 434 ha

Protection status:

Bahamas National Trust

Site description
Peterson Cay is a National Park and is managed by The Bahamas National Trust and is located one and one-quarter miles east of the southern entrance to the Grand Lucayan Waterway. This windswept and sparsely vegetated limestone island is the only cay on the leeward side of Grand Bahama.

Key biodiversity
This cay is reported to be a nesting site for Bridled Terns.

Non-bird biodiversity: Shallow bars and coral reefs especially on the west side has created a small but uniquely beautiful range of coral gardens where fish, marine plants and animal life may be closely observed by snorkelers and divers.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Peterson Cay (National Park). Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.