|Central coordinates||78o 11.36' West 25o 13.27' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, B4i|
|Altitude||0 - 7m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information Bahamas Swallows, Hairy Woodpeckers and Red-tailed Hawks. Bahama Woodstar and Cuban Emerald hummingbirds, Bahama Yellowthroats, Pine Warblers, Black-faced Grassquits, Bananaquits and Striped-headed Tanagers abound in this habitat. At the edge of the pinewoods, in the broadleaf coppice are many species of wood warblers during fall/spring migration . There are also the resident White-crowned Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Great Lizard Cuckoo, Smooth-billed Ani, Cuban Pewee and many others. At the seashore you can expect to see any variety of Gulls, Terns, Herons, Egrets and smaller shorebirds. The coconut palm trees in the settlement provide habitat for the resident Black-cowled Oriole.
Site description Red Bays is the only settlement on the west coast of Andros, located near the northwest end of the island. It was founded in the 1800s by Seminole Indians and escaped slaves from Florida. Sponge fishing is an active occupation as is the unique woven straw work produced by the residents.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Laughing Gull Larus atricilla||winter||2006||common individuals||poor||B4i||Least Concern|
|Royal Tern Sterna maxima||breeding||2006||frequent individuals||poor||B4i||Least Concern|
|White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala||resident||2006||common individuals||poor||A1||Near Threatened|
|Bahama Woodstar Calliphlox evelynae||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris||resident||2006||common individuals||poor||A2||Least Concern|
|Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis||resident||2005||common individuals||poor||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii||resident||2006||common individuals||poor||A2||Least Concern|
|Olive-capped Warbler Dendroica pityophila||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata||resident||2006||common [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Resort Development causing destruction of habitat and disturbance of birds.
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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