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Guana Cays: Important Bird Area (IBA)

Birdwatching Area
Magnificent Frigatebird – www.rollingharbour.com

The Guana Cays IBA is located between Crooked Island and Acklins Island on the southwestern reef edge and the entrance to the Bight of Acklins. It comprises a group of small cays (including North Cay, Fish Cay, and Guana Cay) and associated rocks and reefs. The habitat for the area includes rock shoreline and shrubland.

Access Considerations and Directions

The cays can be accessed by boat from Acklins Island.

Best Times and Seasons for Viewing

Sun up to Sun Down / Year Round

Primary Species Commonly Experienced Here

A number of seabirds are found within this habitat, including the globally significant Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis and Roseate Tern S. dougallii. Least Tern S. antillarum, Bridled Tern S. anaethetus, and Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens are also found on these Cays.