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Location Bahamas, Exumas
Central coordinates 76o 6.51' West  23o 46.54' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 144 ha
Altitude 0 - 1m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Bahamas National Trust (Partner Designate)



Site description This small island lying north of Great Exuma has a research center, an airstrip and is partially habitated.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea resident  2005  present individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala resident  2005  common individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   major
Rocky areas   major
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland)   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

Further web sources of information 

Site profile from Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: key sites for conservation (BirdLife International 2008)

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lee Stocking Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2014

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