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Location Bahamas, Andros
Central coordinates 78o 2.59' West  25o 3.26' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 1 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2013

Bahamas National Trust (Partner Designate)

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.

Key Biodiversity 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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea resident  2005  < 50 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Bahama Woodstar Calliphlox evelynae resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis resident  2005  50-249 individuals  poor  A1, A2  Endangered 
Bahama Yellowthroat Geothlypis rostrata resident  2005  < 50 individuals  poor  A2  Least Concern 
Bahama Oriole Icterus northropi resident  2013  A1, A2  Critically Endangered 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport major

Further web sources of information 

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

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: San Andros Pond. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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