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Location Barbados, St. Philip
Central coordinates 59o 29.04' West  13o 9.49' North
IBA criteria A2, A4i
Area 1 ha
Altitude 176 - 178m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description This small (ca. ¾ acre) artificially maintained pond located at N 13 degrees 09' 31.48" W 59 degrees 26' 19.30" is surrounded by grazing land. (This is part of the complex of wetland and contiguous pastureland in the parish of St. Philip.)

Key Biodiversity This is the only documented nesting location of Caribbean Coot on the island. About 3 or 4 pairs nest here.

Non-bird biodiversity: Not applicable.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egretta garzetta winter  2007  21 individuals  medium  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 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major
nature conservation and research major

Protection status Not applicable.

Further web sources of information 

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

References Mr. John Marshall, East Point House, St. Philip, Barbados Martin Frost

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: East Point Pond. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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