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Location Bahamas, New Providence
Central coordinates 77o 19.95' West  25o 0.39' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B4i
Area 376 ha
Altitude 0 - 6m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Bahamas National Trust (Partner Designate)



Site description This site spans an area of tidal flats and rocky mangrove banks along the southeastern coastline of New Providence and freshwater wetlands on Marshall Road west of Blue Hill Road South.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus winter  2006  present individuals  medium  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla breeding  2006  common individuals  poor  B4i  Least Concern 
Royal Tern Sterna maxima breeding  2006  unknown individuals  poor  B4i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   major
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Rocky areas Rocky flats & barrens  minor
Forest Mangrove  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport minor
fisheries/aquaculture minor
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: South Beach Tidal Flats. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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