|Central coordinates||78o 2.59' West 25o 3.26' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information The freshwater pond and the ornamental plants at the airport attract a wide variety of birds, while the weedy verges along the runway and nearby cultivated fields attract a different set of birds. Grebes, coots, moorhens, herons and ducks including West Indian Whistling Ducks have been seen here. Black-cowled Orioles, Smooth-billed Anis, Limpkins, seedeaters,hummingbirds and a large variety of migrant warblers can be found at this site.
Site description This site is located in North Andros at the San Andros Airport. This pond is now within the airport security boundary and can only be visited by special permission at the airport. Overgrown vegetation around the pond prohibits checking the pond for birdlife.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea||resident||2005||present individuals||poor||A1||Vulnerable|
|Bahama Woodstar Calliphlox evelynae||resident||2005||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis||resident||2005||frequent individuals||poor||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata||resident||2005||frequent individuals||poor||A2||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Development and expansion to the airport could easily destroy this habitat.
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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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: San Andros Pond. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2013
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