|Location||Bahamas, New Providence|
|Central coordinates||77o 34.19' West 25o 1.23' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information Each summer, May through August, Bridle Terns, Sooty Terns and Brown Noddies by the hundreds return to nest on Goulding Cay. Starting 2004 the Ornithology Group of the Bahamas National Trust has monitored this site each summer and feel confident that up to 2007 the site was doing well.
Site description Goulding Cay is located off the west end of New Providence, directly offshore of Jaws Beach, near Lyford Cay.
|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 area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Goulding Cay WNR||Wild Bird Reserve||2||protected area contained by site||2|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Illegal egging and disturbance of birds. Because of its proximity to the densely populated city of Nassau and New Providence island, disturbance of nesting seabirds and possible threat of egging by residents, boaters and offshore divers is a major concern. The protected status of this island is not yet established.
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 (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Goulding Cay Wild Bird Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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