MF002
Pic Paradis


Country/territory: St Martin (to France)

IBA Criteria met: A2 (2007)
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Area: 205 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Pic Paradis (427 meters) is the highest mountain on the island of St. Martin. The IBA is on the forested west site drainage, from 300 meters to the summit. To the north the IBA ends at the Pic Paradis road and on the south ends at the ridgeline. The Loterie Farm ecotourism site marks the lower starting point.

Key biodiversity
In 2002, the first Scaly-breasted Thrashers, previously considered visitors, were captured showing evidence of breeding. Scaly-breasted Thrashers have been captured in each subsequent year. In 2006, the first record of a Bridled Quail-dove resulted from a capture. This species was previously considered absent from St. Martin. Other regionally limited species found at this site include Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis, Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus, Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus, Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus, and Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis.

Non-bird biodiversity: The island endemic Anolis pogus is found at Pic Paradis. Six species of bats are found in the area


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pic Paradis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2019.