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Southgate and Green Cay


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
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 2002-2007 1-5 individuals A2
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus LC resident 2002-2007 1-2 individuals A2
American Coot Fulica americana LC resident 2002-2007 1-34 individuals A1
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC resident 2002-2007 25-150 individuals B4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC winter 2002-2007 1-250 individuals B4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2002-2005 70-215 individuals B4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC winter 2002-2007 2-28 individuals B4i
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC winter 2002-2007 1 individuals A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC winter 2002-2007 2-4 individuals 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
St. Croix East End Marine Park Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary 15,539 unknown 0
St. Croix East End Marine Park 15,032 protected area overlaps with site 0
Southgate Pond Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary 4 protected area contained by site 4
Southgate Coastal Reserve Other 42 protected area contained by site 42
Southgate Marine Protected Area 42 protected area overlaps with site 0
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge 5 protected area contained by site 0
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge 6 protected area contained by site 6
Caribbean Barrier Resource System Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary 0 protected area contained by site 0
Area of Particular Concern Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary 0 unknown 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Sea -
Forest Mangrove -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Southgate and Green Cay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/10/2022.