|Location||Grenada, St. George's|
|Central coordinates||61o 45.00' West 12o 1.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|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.
|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|
|Loxigilla noctis||resident||2006||unknown||-||A2||Not Recognised|
|Lesser Antillean Tanager Tangara cucullata||resident||2006||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|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|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Land use surrounding the IBA is primarily residential houses, some small gardens.|
|Notes: Grazing in small pastures areas.|
Acknowledgements Author: Bonnie L. Rusk
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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