|Location||Bahamas, New Providence|
|Central coordinates||77o 11.25' West 25o 5.16' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information Brown Boobies is reported to nest at this site. During early September 2007 members of the Ornithology Group took a boat trip to Booby Island, we saw five juvenile Brown Boobies, American Oystercatchers, Ruddy Turnstones, Spotted Sandpipers,Laughing Gulls, Ospreys, Brown Noddies, Roseate, Sooty and Least Terns. There were also Yellow-crowned Night Herons and Green Herons.
Site description Booby Island is a long narrow rocky uninhabited area located northeast of Rose Island, in the New Providence vicinity. This island is almost completed
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Laughing Gull Larus atricilla||breeding||2005||common individuals||poor||B4i||Least Concern|
|Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii||breeding||2005||present individuals||poor||A4i||Least Concern|
|Least Tern Sterna antillarum||breeding||2005||-||poor||B4i||Least Concern|
|Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus||breeding||2005||-||poor||B4i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Introduction of predators(rats)and egging are potential threats.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Booby Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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