Tierra del Sol Salina

Country/territory: Aruba (to Netherlands)

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2007)
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Area: 1 ha

Site description (2007 baseline)
A natural salina situated near to the north coast at the west end of the island and within a golf course with a natural flow to the ocean. Subject to periodic drying-up and possible water management by the golf course.

Key biodiversity
A significant nesting area for great egret (Ardea alba) and snowy egret (Egretta thula). Caribbean coot (Fulica caribbaea, 170 ind.) and white-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis, 95 ind.) whenever water is present. The wetland contains several hundreds of shorebirds during spring and autumn migration during which time the surrounding vegetation contains several species of neo-tropical passerines, particularly warblers. A significant site for caribbean coot and white-cheeked pintail. Also used for roosting by roseate terns, cayenne terns (Thallasseus sandvicensis eurygnatha), black skimmer (Rhynchops niger) and large (>300) numbers of egrets and herons (Egretta and Ardea spp.).

Non-bird biodiversity: Not available.

We are very thankful to the author of this information Dr. Adrian del Nevo, and Theo Wools and Facundo Franken for their review.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tierra del Sol Salina. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.