GD005
Woodlands


Country/territory: Grenada

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2007)
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Area: 198 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Located in south-west Grenada, this IBA comprises discrete wooded areas within and adjacent to residential areas. Its southern border is the northern boundary of the Mt Hartman IBA (GD006). The site extends north across the Grand Anse Road through Petit Bouc to the eastern side to Café. The northernmost edge is a concrete road (with a concrete water tower). A golf course (with adjacent houses) is situated near the middle of the IBA.

Key biodiversity
This IBA is important for the Critically Endangered Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi. The population was estimated at c.25 pairs in 2003/2004 (Rusk and Clouse 2004) (pre-Hurricane Ivan), c.12–15 pairs 3–4 months after the hurricane in 2004 (Rusk 2005) (a possible under/over estimate due to a change in calling behaviour post hurricane) and 19 pairs in 2007 (Rusk 2008). Six (of the 7) Lesser Antilles EBA restricted-range birds occur at this IBA, as does the Grenada Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus mirus subspecies.

Non-bird biodiversity: Nothing recorded, although reptiles and amphibians endemic to the Grenada Bank have been recorded in the adjacent Mt. Hartman Estate.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Woodlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2019.