|Central coordinates||78o 2.59' West 25o 3.26' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2013|
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.
|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)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: San Andros Pond. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/03/2015
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