Southern Abaco

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus LC resident 2005 50-249 individuals B4ii
Bahama Hummingbird Nesophlox evelynae LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals A2
Cuban Amazon Amazona leucocephala NT resident 2006 3,600 individuals A1
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2005 < 50 individuals A2
Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata LC resident 2005 50-249 individuals A2
Kirtland's Warbler Setophaga kirtlandii NT winter 2005 < 50 individuals A1
Olive-capped Warbler Setophaga pityophila LC resident 2007 unknown A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Abaco National Park National Park 8,522 protected area contained by site 20,500

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Friends of the Environment 0
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Southern Abaco. Downloaded from on 26/01/2021.