Tee Cay, Goat Cay and Long Rocks

Country/territory: Bahamas

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B4i (2007)
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Area: 820 ha

Protection status:

Bahamas National Trust

Site description
These cays are located between northern Cat Island and Little San Salvador but physically nearer to Little San Salvador. Goat Cay has an attractive sandy cove and lies northeast, Long Rocks lies due east and Tee Cay lies southeast off Little San Salvador. They are uninhabited.

Key biodiversity
Little direct information is available on these cays except for reports from boaters that seabirds are present during nesting season. Best birding information speculate the population is made up of Sooty, Bridled and Roseate Terns, Brown Noddies, Magnificent Frigatebirds and Brown Boobies. There have also been reports of White-crowned Pigeons nesting on Goat Cay.

Non-bird biodiversity: Curly-tailed lizards are present on Goat Cay.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tee Cay, Goat Cay and Long Rocks. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.