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Location St Vincent and the Grenadines, Mainland St Vincent
Central coordinates 61o 12.36' West  13o 12.36' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 574 ha
Altitude 294 - 970m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





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.

Key Biodiversity 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.

Non-bird 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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Grenada Flycatcher Myiarchus nugator resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Scaly-breasted Thrasher Margarops fuscus resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Whistling Warbler Catharopeza bishopi resident  2006  unknown  A1, A2  Endangered 
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Lesser Antillean Tanager Tangara cucullata resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
St Vincent Parrot Reserve Reserve 4,399 protected area contains site 518  

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status Proposed Forest Reserve (under the SPAHS) and part of the proposed Central Forest Reserve (SPAHS).

Further web sources of information 

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

References Forestry Department. 2004;Ivor Jackson and Associates. 2004

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dalaway Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014

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