Stafford Creek to Andros Town

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2013 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Bahama Hummingbird Nesophlox evelynae LC resident 2005 < 50 individuals A2
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus NT winter 2010 28 individuals A1, A4i
Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis EN resident 2005 < 50 individuals A1, A2
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii LC resident 2005 < 50 individuals A2
Bahama Oriole Icterus northropi EN resident 2010-2011 present A1, A2
Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata LC resident 2005 < 50 individuals A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2013).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
Shrubland -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Stafford Creek to Andros Town. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.