email a friend
printable version
Location Barbados, Christ Church
Central coordinates 59o 34.70' West  13o 4.38' North
IBA criteria A2, A4i
Area 33 ha
Altitude 6 - 13m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Graeme Hall Swamp N 13 degrees 04' 18.13' W 59 degrees 34' 36.42" (site centre from Google Earth) is 33 hectares in extent.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egretta garzetta resident  2007  24 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 
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Barbados Bullfinch Loxigilla barbadensis resident  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Graeme Hall Swamp Reserve Other Area 20 is identical to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Forest Mangrove  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport major
Notes: Residential and commercial land uses at the boundaries of the wetland.
agriculture major
Notes: In the boundaries of the wetland.
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Other biodiversity Not applicable.

Protection status Ramsar designated wetland.

Further web sources of information 

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

References Ramsar Site No. 1591 Wetland International Site Rference No. 6BB001 www.graemehallnationalpark.org Stuart Heaslet (sole author of the GHNP plan) (GHNS) heaslet@heaslet.com Dr. Lorna Inniss@coastal.gov.bb

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Graeme Hall Swamp. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife