|Location||Virgin Islands (to UK)|
|Central coordinates||64o 42.50' West 18o 27.21' North|
|IBA criteria||A2, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 30m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description Green Cay is a small six hectare volcanic island comprised of igneous bedrock reaching a maximum elevation of 30m, covered in xerophytic coastal scrub. The island is currently privately owned and is a proposed protected areas to be included within the system of national parks.
Key Biodiversity Green Cay is an important nesting site for the Roseate Tern. In 1996, a total of 1755 Roseate Terns, were counted making Green Cay the largest breeding colony in the US and British Virgin Islands.
Non-bird biodiversity: The terrestrial vertebrate fauna on Green Cay is limited to a few species of common lizard, primarily Anoles.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii||breeding||2005||1,755 individuals||poor||A4i||Least Concern|
|Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica||resident||2008||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Puerto Rican Flycatcher Myiarchus antillarum||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Sea cliffs and rocky shores||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Green Cay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/05/2015
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