South Tarpum Bay

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2007)
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Area: 17,505 ha

Bahamas National Trust

Site description (baseline)
South Tarpum Bay site is located in the Southern part of the Island of Eleuthera. It is a typical residential island settlement with most of the population occupied with farming or fishing.

Key biodiversity
Large areas of mixed coppice provide habitat for resident and migrant passerines including the endangered Kirtland's Warbler. Two of The Bahamas endemics can be found in this area, Bahama Woodstar and Bahama Yellowthroat. Other resident landbirds found at this site are Bahama Mockingbirds, Great Lizard Cuckoos, Greater Antillean Bullfinches, Thick-billed Vireos, Bananaquits and Black-faced Grassquits. Winter migrants are attracted to this site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: South Tarpum Bay. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.