|Location||Bahamas, S. Great Bahama Bank|
|Central coordinates||77o 39.36' West 22o 26.49' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B4i|
|Altitude||0 - 1m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description Cay Lobos is a Bahamian Territory located on the southern edge of the Great Bahama Bank, approximately 20 miles north of Cuba's Cayo Romano.
Key Biodiversity Information for this site is strictly historical, provided by the lighthouse keeper for the period 1899 to 1901. He apparently collected the wings of birds killed by flying into the light during migration. They were sent to Bonhote, an ornithologist in Nassau. The collection included Acadian Flycatcher, Swainson's Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Wood Thrush and Veery. It is a stopover site for migrant landbirds. Just imagine what can be identified with today's binoculars and spotting scopes.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii||breeding||2006||50-249 breeding pairs||poor||A4i||Least Concern|
|Least Tern Sternula antillarum||breeding||2006||50-249 breeding pairs||poor||B4i||Least Concern|
|Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus||breeding||2005||50-249 individuals||poor||B4i||Least Concern|
|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. Bainton, Aileen M. and Anthony W. White. 2006. A Bibliography of Birds, Ornithology and Birding in The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands. Media Enterprises Ltd. Nassau, Bahamas. 96pp.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cay Lobos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2015
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