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Location Bahamas, New Providence
Central coordinates 77o 22.59' West  25o 2.25' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A4i, B4i
Area 81 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2013

Bahamas National Trust (Partner Designate)



Site description Located in South Central New Providence, Harrold and Wilson Ponds encompass 250 acres of wetlands. An exceptional educational and ecotourism site, a stone's throw from the nation's capital and tourism hub, this area is an invaluable addition to the country's national parks system.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Sterna nilotica breeding  2005  < 50 individuals  poor  B4i  Not Recognised 
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla resident  2005  250-999 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus breeding  2005  < 50 individuals  poor  B4i  Least Concern 
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala resident  2005  < 50 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Bahama Woodstar Calliphlox evelynae resident  2005  < 50 individuals  poor  A2  Least Concern 
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris resident  2005  < 50 individuals  poor  A2  Least Concern 
Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis resident  2005  50-249 individuals  poor  A1, A2  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Harrold and Wilson National Park 100 is identical to site 0  

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
BNT Ornithology Group 0

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Shrubland   minor
Forest Mangrove  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation minor
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport major

Further web sources of information 

Site profile from Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: key sites for conservation (BirdLife International 2008)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014

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