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Location St Kitts and Nevis
Central coordinates 62o 36.64' West  17o 13.60' North
IBA criteria A4i, B4i
Area 300 ha
Altitude 0 - 40m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Located approximately half-way between St. Kitts and Nevis, uninhabited Booby Island is a mix of dense, brushy vegetation and rocky outcroppings. The shoreline of this circular islet is composed of large rocks which almost immediately meet a steep hillside.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla resident  2004  125 breeding pairs  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus breeding  2004  60 nests  poor  B4i  Least Concern 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Other biodiversity Nothing recorded.

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: Booby Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014

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