|Central coordinates||76o 6.51' West 23o 46.54' North|
|Altitude||0 - 1m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description This small island lying north of Great Exuma has a research center, an airstrip and is partially habitated.
Key Biodiversity Its proximity to Great Exuma is reflected in the presence of some resident landbirds such as Smooth-billed Ani, Mangrove Cuckoo, Burrowing Owl, Greater Antillean Pewee and Hairy Woodpecker. Common residents are White-crowned Pigeons, Zenaida Doves, Bahama Mockingbirds, Thick-billed Vireos, Greater Antillian Bullfinches and Bananaquits. There are two small ponds at the north end of the runway where Least Grebes, White-cheeked Pintails and West Indian Whistling Ducks have been seen. Wilson's Plovers, Antillean Nighthawks and Grey Kingbirds are common summer residents.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea||resident||2005||< 50 individuals||poor||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala||resident||2005||< 50 individuals||poor||A1||Near Threatened|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lee Stocking Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2015
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