|Location||Barbados, Christ Church|
|Central coordinates||59o 30.00' West 13o 3.75' North|
|IBA criteria||A2, A4i|
|Altitude||6 - 9m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information The wetland is an important refuge for migrant and vagrant waders and a critical feeding area for Little Egrets.
Site description Chancery Lane Swamp (N 13° 03' 46.68", W 59° 30' 00.55") is situated on the south coast of the island. The seasonal wetland is an irregular mosaic of shallow water, mudflats and grassy areas. It is ca. 8 acres in extent and is bound by a vegetated berm to seaward, pasture and an inland cliff. Residential development is encroaching towards the western end of the marsh.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Little Egret Egretta garzetta||winter||2006||-||good||A4i||Least Concern|
|Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus||resident||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus||resident||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Barbados Bullfinch Loxigilla barbadensis||resident||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Chancery Lane Swamp||Other Area||0||is identical to site||3|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Residential development is encrouching teh wetland.|
|nature conservation and research||minor|
Other biodiversity Not applicable.
Management considerations The wetland is in private ownership. Most of the adjacent land has already been approved for development. Any commercial or residential development that does not leave it intact or does not allow an adequate buffer zone will degrade the wetland.
Protection status Chancery Lane Swamp is deemed a “Natural Heritage Conservation Area” and a “Special Study Area” (Government of Barbados, 2003).
Conservation response The marsh is designated a “Natural Heritage Conservation Area” and "special study area" (Government of Barbados, 2003).
References Dr. Lorna Inniss, Coastal Zone Management Unit, firstname.lastname@example.org Shontelle Wellington, Ministry of Energy and Environment, email@example.com
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chancery Lane Swamp. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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