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Peterson Cay National Park: Important Bird Area (IBA)

Birdwatching Area
Bridled Tern – Bruce Hallet

Peterson Cay is located offshore on the south side of Grand Bahama Island. The Cay contains a mixture of rocky shoreline, sandy beach, and shrubland.

Peterson Cay is the smallest National Park within The Bahamas. It is uninhabited but it is actively used for ecotourism recreational activities by local tour guides and residents.

Click here to see the park's boundaries.

Access Considerations and Directions

This cay is only accessible by boat from Grand Bahama Island.

Best Times and Seasons for Viewing

The best time to view these birds is during the morning or late afternoon hours of summer months.

Primary Species Commonly Experienced Here

According to the Important Birds of the Caribbean published in 2009, this IBA supports a nesting colony of Bridled Terns, with 160 pairs found in 2005.