Red Bays

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2013 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2006 250-999 individuals A1
Bahama Hummingbird Nesophlox evelynae LC resident 2006 unknown A2
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC winter 2006 250-999 individuals B4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC breeding 2006 50-249 individuals B4i
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris LC resident 2006 50-249 individuals A2
Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis EN resident 2005 50-249 individuals A1, A2
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2006 50-249 individuals A2
Bahama Oriole Icterus northropi EN resident 2010-2011 present A1, A2
Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata LC resident 2006 unknown A2
Olive-capped Warbler Setophaga pityophila LC resident 2006 unknown A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2013).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest Mangrove -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Red Bays. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.