|Location||Bahamas, San Salvador|
|Central coordinates||74o 28.76' West 24o 8.36' North|
|IBA criteria||B4i, B4ii|
|Altitude||0 - 6m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description Graham's Harbour is located at the northern end of San Salvador with several cays scattered in its environs. which provide ideal nesting sites for various species of seabirds. A half-day boat trip into Graham's Harbour is considered the natural-history highlight of a trip to San Salvador, however, a local guide is necessary because there are numerous reefs and rocks in the bay. Green Cay located in the northwest side of the harbour, provides a challenge to find a safe landing spot but is easy walking once you have landed.White Cay is near the reef, waters are generally rougher than any other spot in the harbour, but there is a fine beach on the leeward side. Gaulin Cay and Cato Cay are closer to the mainland, there is good snorkelig on the reef off Gaulin Cay.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Puffinus lherminieri||breeding||2005||93 breeding pairs||medium||B4ii||Not Recognised|
|White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus||breeding||2007||20 breeding pairs||poor||B4ii||Least Concern|
|Brown Booby Sula leucogaster||breeding||2005||50 breeding pairs||poor||B4ii||Least Concern|
|Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus||breeding||2007||10 breeding pairs||poor||B4i||Least Concern|
|Brown Noddy Anous stolidus||breeding||2005||300 breeding pairs||medium||B4i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity There were an estimated 250 San Salvador Rock Iguanas (Cyclura carinata) approximately 50% of its population living on Green Cay in 1997.
References White, A.W. 1998b. A Birder's Guide to the Bahama Islands (Including Turks and Caicos). American Birding Association. Colorado Springs, CO. 302pp.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Graham's Harbour. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014
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