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Location Grenada, St. George's
Central coordinates 61o 45.00' West  12o 1.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 198 ha
Altitude 40 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Located in south-west Grenada, this IBA comprises discrete wooded areas within and adjacent to residential areas. Its southern border is the northern boundary of the Mt Hartman IBA (GD006). The site extends north across the Grand Anse Road through Petit Bouc to the eastern side to Café. The northernmost edge is a concrete road (with a concrete water tower). A golf course (with adjacent houses) is situated near the middle of the IBA.

Key Biodiversity This IBA is important for the Critically Endangered Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi. The population was estimated at c.25 pairs in 2003/2004 (Rusk and Clouse 2004) (pre-Hurricane Ivan), c.12–15 pairs 3–4 months after the hurricane in 2004 (Rusk 2005) (a possible under/over estimate due to a change in calling behaviour post hurricane) and 19 pairs in 2007 (Rusk 2008). Six (of the 7) Lesser Antilles EBA restricted-range birds occur at this IBA, as does the Grenada Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus mirus subspecies.

Non-bird biodiversity: Nothing recorded, although reptiles and amphibians endemic to the Grenada Bank have been recorded in the adjacent Mt. Hartman Estate.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi resident  2007  16 breeding pairs  good  A1, A2  Critically Endangered 
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Grenada Flycatcher Myiarchus nugator resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Lesser Antillean Tanager Tangara cucullata resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mount Hartman National Park National Park 60 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Shrubland Scrub  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
Notes: Land use surrounding the IBA is primarily residential houses, some small gardens.
rangeland/pastureland -
Notes: Grazing in small pastures areas.

Acknowledgements Author: Bonnie L. Rusk

Further web sources of information 

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

References Devas (1943), Blockstein (1988), Blockstein (1991), BirdLife International (2000), Lack and Lack (1973), Lugo, (2005), Germano et al (2003), Groome (1970), Howard (1950), Rusk (1992), Rusk et al. (1997), Rusk (1998), Rusk and Clouse (2004), Thornstrom et al. (2001), Smith & Temple (1982), Wells (1886), Wunderle (1985).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Woodlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/12/2014

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