|Location||Bahamas, San Salvador|
|Central coordinates||74o 30.59' West 24o 0.42' North|
|IBA criteria||A2, A4i, B4i|
|Altitude||0 - 3m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2013|
Site description San Salvador is a small island only 5 miles by 12 miles with a population of less than 1,000 persons. It contains a high proportion of wetlands.
Key Biodiversity The Great Lake occupies a considerable proportion of the inland of this island, accessable from only a few places. Here can be found Double-crested Cormorants, egrets and herons. West Indian Woodpeckers present on San Salvador.
Non-bird biodiversity: The Endangered San Salvador Rock Iguana is the smallest West Indian Rock Iguana and it is believed that there are only approximately 500 individuals survivors. They can be found on nearby remote cays and in the interior lake areas.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Sterna nilotica||breeding||2006||5 breeding pairs||medium||B4i||Not Recognised|
|Laughing Gull Larus atricilla||breeding||2006||50-249 breeding pairs||medium||A4i||Least Concern|
|Bahama Woodstar Calliphlox evelynae||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris||resident||2006||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Residential and commercial development||tourism and recreation areas||likely in short term (within 4 years)||some of area/population (10-49%)||slow but significant deterioration||medium|
|Little/none of site covered (<10%)||No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun||Some limited conservation initiatives are in place||low|
|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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