|Location||Bahamas, San Salvador|
|Central coordinates||74o 29.15' West 23o 57.03' North|
|IBA criteria||B4i, B4ii|
|Altitude||0 - 4m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description This site is located at the southeast end of San Salvador Island. Sandy Hook is an urban subdivision of Columbus Landing Development. It is bounded on the north and west by Pigeon Creek and by Snow Bay Beach on the east with the Atlantic Ocean on its south shore. Low and High Cays are located offshore to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
Key Biodiversity Flocks of Roseate, Bridled and Sooty Terns, Brown Noddies, Audubon's Shearwaters have been seen feeding in this area during fall. Least Terns and Wilson's Plovers can be seen along the beach.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Puffinus lherminieri||breeding||2006||50-249 breeding pairs||medium||B4ii||Not Recognised|
|Least Tern Sternula antillarum||breeding||2006||50-249 breeding pairs||medium||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.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Low Cay, High Cay and Sandy Hook. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2016
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