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Location Bahamas, Acklins
Central coordinates 74o 13.75' West  22o 27.58' North
IBA criteria A4i, B4i, B4ii
Area 682 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Bahamas National Trust (Partner Designate)



Site description This group of Cays, rocks and reefs are located in the Bight of Acklins Island, northwest of Binnacle Hill. INFORMATION IS EXTREMELY LIMITED

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens breeding  2005  present individuals  poor  B4ii  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis breeding  2006  common breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii breeding  2005  present individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Least Tern Sterna antillarum breeding  2005  present individuals  poor  B4i  Least Concern 
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus breeding  2005  present individuals  poor  B4i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas   major
Sea   major
Shrubland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

Further web sources of information 

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guana Cays. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/04/2014

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