|Location||Bahamas, San Salvador|
|Central coordinates||74o 33.72' West 23o 56.84' North|
|IBA criteria||A2, B4i, B4ii|
|Altitude||0 - 18m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2013|
Site description Sandy Point site area is located at the southwestern end of the island. This site is a primary public beach area. The ruins known as Watling's Castle and the residential subdivision of Columbus Landing 4 is also part of this site.
Key Biodiversity Wintering migrant Black-bellied Plovers, Snowy Plovers and Wilson's Plovers and summer migrant breeding Least Terns have been seen at this site. Also, Boobies have been seen fishing offshore. Common landbirds reported in the nearby area known locally as Owl's Hole include Barn Owls, West Indian Woodpeckers, Bahama Mockingbirds, Pearly-eyed Thrashers, Thick-billed Vireos, Bananaquits, Yellow Warblers and migrant warblers. A note, this area is open and walkable but be careful of many sink holes.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Brown Booby Sula leucogaster||non-breeding||2005||50-249 individuals||poor||B4ii||Least Concern|
|Least Tern Sternula antillarum||breeding||2006||50-249 breeding pairs||medium||B4i||Least Concern|
|Bahama Woodstar Calliphlox evelynae||resident||2007||unknown||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris||resident||2005||< 50 individuals||poor||A2||Least Concern|
|Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii||resident||2005||< 50 individuals||poor||A2||Least Concern|
|Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus||resident||2005||< 50 individuals||poor||A2||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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