Point Hill (the hills above Worthy Park) is best described as Disturbed secondary forest of mid-range altitude. Forms a part of the mid-altitude central forest area of Jamaica. Rainfall range is 120cm - 250cm per annum. It is surrounded by a few towns on the north east and South. Such towns include Fairfield and Oxford (on the North); Springvale in the east and Rennals and Montpelier on the South.
The site is recognised to provide suitable habitat for large numbers of endemics, as well as resident and summer migrant species. Endemics oberved were , Arrow-headed Warbler, Black-billed Parrot, White-chinned Thrush and Yellow-shoudered grassquit. Residents observed include Caribbean Dove, Ruddy Quail Dove and Bananaquit. Also observed (one) was the endangered Plain Pigeon.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No descriptive information with respect to threats is available however, the presence of agicultural practices, are potential threats the forests present. Also potential threat from illegal hunting the area.
Habitat and land use
Land use knowledge is limited, however agricultural practices are known to occur in the area and could form or the major use of the remaining forested areas.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Point Hill. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.