|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|
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.
Key Biodiversity The wetland is an important refuge for migrant and vagrant waders and a critical feeding area for Little Egrets.
Non-bird biodiversity: Not applicable.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Egretta garzetta||winter||2006||< 50 individuals||good||A4i||Not Recognised|
|Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Loxigilla noctis||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Not Recognised|
|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|
Protection status Chancery Lane Swamp is deemed a “Natural Heritage Conservation Area” and a “Special Study Area” (Government of Barbados, 2003).
References Dr. Lorna Inniss, Coastal Zone Management Unit, email@example.com Shontelle Wellington, Ministry of Energy and Environment, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chancery Lane Swamp. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2015
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