BS008
San Andros Pond


Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2013)
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Area: 1 ha

Protection status:

Bahamas National Trust

Site description
This site is located in North Andros at the San Andros Airport. This pond is now within the airport security boundary and can only be visited by special permission at the airport. Overgrown vegetation around the pond prohibits checking the pond for birdlife.

Key biodiversity
The freshwater pond and the ornamental plants at the airport attract a wide variety of birds, while the weedy verges along the runway and nearby cultivated fields attract a different set of birds. Grebes, coots, moorhens, herons and ducks including West Indian Whistling Ducks have been seen here. Black-cowled Orioles, Smooth-billed Anis, Limpkins, seedeaters,hummingbirds and a large variety of migrant warblers can be found at this site.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: San Andros Pond. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2020.