Little Bay Pond

Little Bay Pond is an Important Bird Area for St. Maarten under the Birdlife International protocol of important bird areas in the Caribbean. The area has been denominated as IBA AN001.

The special area is bordered by aquatic grasses and red, black and white mangrove trees. The surrounding areas support shrubland.

The Near Threatened Caribbean Coot (Caribaea fulica) population makes Little Bay highly significant. About 22 have been observed in the are, including breeding pairs. The pond also thrives with all five Lesser Antilles Endemic Bird Areas (EBA) restricted-range birds.

EBA restricted-range birds
Green-throated Carib
Antillean Crested Hummingbird
Caribbean Elaenia
Pearly-eyed Thrasher 
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch 
Source: BirdLife International. (2008). Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: Key sites for Conservation. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 15).
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