|Central coordinates||77o 41.92' West 26o 53.54' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 3m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2013|
Site description Little Abaco is an island that extends about 20 miles west of the northern point of Great Abaco Island and is conected by a causeway.
Key Biodiversity The pine forest provide prime birdng for pine-woods specialities as: Pine, Oive-capped, Yellow-throated Warblers. Bahama Yellowthroats, Hairy Woodpeckers, Loggerhead Kingbirds and Cuban Pewees are also plentiful. It has been reported that during fall migration you can see a dizzing amount of warblers, one just have to be up to the challenge of identifing them.The shoreline around Crown Haven is especially good at fall migration because this is the first large island that the birds reach.
Non-bird biodiversity: The pine forest on Little Abaco is thought to be the oldest pine forest in the Bahamas, and is considered by some to be the only remaining virgin stand of Caribbean Pine.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala||resident||2005||250-999 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|
|Olive-capped Warbler Dendroica pityophila||resident||2005||< 50 individuals||poor||A2||Least Concern|
|Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata||resident||2005||< 50 individuals||poor||A2||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: This site is recorded to have Historical/Archelogical value|
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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