email a friend
printable version
Location Bahamas, Acklins
Central coordinates 74o 31.05' West  22o 6.93' North
IBA criteria B4ii
Area 2,167 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Bahamas National Trust (Partner Designate)

Site description Mira Por Vos site is made up of rocky islands and shoals covering forty square miles. It is located nine miles west of Salina Point, Acklins. Mira Por Vos loosely translates into Watch Out! and the coastline lives up to its name.

Key Biodiversity This site provide nesting habitat for Audubon's Shearwater, Sooty Terns, Bridled Terns and Brown Noddies. North Rock is one of the few Brown Booby nesting sites in the Bahamas. Flamingos and Reddish Egrets have been seen at a pond on South Cay.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Puffinus lherminieri breeding  2006  50-249 breeding pairs  medium  B4ii  Not Recognised 
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster breeding  2006  50-249 breeding pairs  medium  B4ii  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas   major
Shrubland   -
Sea   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 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.

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mira Por Vos. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife