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Location Bahamas, New Providence
Central coordinates 77o 34.19' West  25o 1.23' North
IBA criteria B4i
Area 411 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Bahamas National Trust (Partner Designate)



Site description Goulding Cay is located off the west end of New Providence, directly offshore of Jaws Beach, near Lyford Cay.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus breeding  2006  common individuals  poor  B4i  Least Concern 
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus breeding  2006  common individuals  poor  B4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Goulding Cay WNR Wild Bird Reserve 2 protected area contained by site 2  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas   100%
Sea   major
Shrubland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised major

Further web sources of information 

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

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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Goulding Cay Wild Bird Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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