(This page is solely about the Important Bird Area (IBA) status of the the Washington Slagbaai National Park. To read more about the nature and history of the National Park itself, please click here).
The Washington Slagbaai National Park is one of the six Bonaire Important Bird Areas under the BirdLife International protocol of important bird areas in the Caribbean. The park has been denominated as IBA AN009. It has a hilly terrain which includes Mount Brandaris, the island’s highest point. The WSNP is formally protected within the national system.Source: BirdLife International. (2008). Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: Key sites for Conservation. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 15).