|Location||St Vincent and the Grenadines, Mainland St Vincent|
|Central coordinates||61o 12.36' West 13o 12.36' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||294 - 970m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2008|
Ornithological information This is a prime habitat for the St. Vincent Parrot and another of its strongholds. In 2004, the population was estimated at 164 individuals. All thirteen (13) RRS and two (2) Globally-threatened are found within the Reserve. Other regionally-endemic species (See Ivor Jackson and Associates, 2004) and species of note include the House Wren, Short-tailed Swift, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Caribbean Elaenia.
Site description Over 90% of this Reserve falls within the designated 10,870-acre (4,401-ha) St. Vincent Parrot Reserve. Dalaway Reserve encompasses two of the island’s major potable water systems, supplying about 45% of the country’s water. Rainfall can exceed 200 inches (5,080 mm) annually. It is the smallest IBA within the proposed Central Forest Reserve.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|St Vincent Amazon Amazona guildingii||resident||2004||164 individuals||medium||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Lesser Antillean Swift Chaetura martinica||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Grenada Flycatcher Myiarchus nugator||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Scaly-breasted Thrasher Margarops fuscus||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Whistling Warbler Catharopeza bishopi||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Lesser Antillean Tanager Tangara cucullata||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|St Vincent Parrot Reserve||Reserve||4,399||protected area contains site||518|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity Relevant species include endemic herpetofauna A. griseus, C. vincenti; endemic sub-species M. bruesi and endemic flora A. vincentiana, B. rotundifolia, P. cuneata, P. vincentiana, E. vincentinum, C. vincentiana and C. tenera.
Management considerations In the past, hunting of the endemic St. Vincent Parrot was a major issue. This practice has subsided significantly though it may still occur. Hunting of other animals such as the agouti (and possibly armadillo) continues on a small scale. However, regular patrols by Forestry personnel limits such activities. Other periodic land use concerns include boundary encroachment and squatting. Concerns exist for the effects of introduced pests and diseases. The burrowing activity and resultant spin-offs of the armadillo is quite evident. Cats and dogs have also been observed within the Reserve.
Protection status Proposed Forest Reserve (under the SPAHS) and part of the proposed Central Forest Reserve (SPAHS).
References Forestry Department. 2004;Ivor Jackson and Associates. 2004
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