JM012
Yallahs


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 unknown A1
Ring-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas caribaea VU resident 2007 unknown A1, A2
Crested Quail-dove Geotrygon versicolor NT resident 2007 unknown A1, A2
Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango LC resident 2002 1-2 individuals A2
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus LC winter 2002 1-6 individuals A2
Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo Coccyzus pluvialis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus vetula LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2002 50 individuals B4i
Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Tody Todus todus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Woodpecker Melanerpes radiolatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Becard Pachyramphus niger LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Large Jamaican Elaenia Elaenia fallax LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Small Jamaican Elaenia Myiopagis cotta LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Pewee Contopus pallidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Sad Flycatcher Myiarchus barbirostris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Myiarchus validus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Stolid Flycatcher Myiarchus stolidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Vireo Vireo modestus LC resident 2002 12 individuals A2
Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
White-eyed Thrush Turdus jamaicensis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
White-chinned Thrush Turdus aurantius LC resident 2002 unknown A2
Jamaican Euphonia Euphonia jamaica LC resident 2002 1-2 individuals A2
Jamaican Oriole Icterus leucopteryx LC resident 2002 8 individuals A2
Arrowhead Warbler Setophaga pharetra LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Spindalis Spindalis nigricephala LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Orangequit Euneornis campestris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit Loxipasser anoxanthus LC resident 2007 unknown A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Norris Forest Reserve 245 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lloyds Block E Forest Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 0
Lloyds Block D Forest Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 0
Lloyds Block C Forest Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 0
Lloyds Block B Forest Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 0
Lloyds Block A Forest Reserve 8 protected area contained by site 0
Lloyds Forest Reserve 60 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Shrubland Second-growth & disturbed scrub, Scrub -
Forest Mangrove -
Introduced vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -
water management -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yallahs. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/yallahs-iba-jamaica on 21/02/2024.