South Beach Tidal Flats

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B4i (2007)
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Area: 376 ha

Bahamas National Trust

Site description
This site spans an area of tidal flats and rocky mangrove banks along the southeastern coastline of New Providence and freshwater wetlands on Marshall Road west of Blue Hill Road South.

Key biodiversity
This is an important stop-over, wintering site for migrant shorebirds on New Providence. During fall, winter and spring may be found Black-bellied, Semi-palmated, Wilson's and Piping Plovers, Ruddy Turnstones, Short-billed Dowitchers, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Willets, Least and Western Sandpipers, Belted Kingfishers and Red Knots. Least Terns are common in the nesting season. Migrant Warblers and resident land birds can be found in the shrubland along the shoreline. At the wetlands along Marshall Road there are egrets, herons, waterfowl and Ospreys.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Beach Tidal Flats. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.