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Red Bays Village: Important Bird Area (IBA)

Birdwatching Area
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

The Red Bays Village IBA consists of a a diverse area of Caribbean pine forest, broad-leaf coppice, mangroves, shoreline scrub, and beach.

Access Considerations and Directions

The village can only be accessed by vehicular transportation. Persons with mobility impairments should have no difficulty moving around within the town.

Best Times and Seasons for Viewing

Early Morning and Late Afternoon / Year Round

Primary Species Commonly Experienced Here

It supports regionally significant numbers of wintering Laughing Gull Larus atricilla and breeding Royal Tern Sterna maxima. Six of The Bahamas' restricted-range birds occur, including the Vulnerable Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis.

The Near Threatened Whitecrowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala is found in significant numbers. Other species such as the Cuban Emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii, Western Spindalis Spindalis zena and Great Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus merlini are present, and the endemic subspecies of Greater Antillean Oriole Icterus dominicensis northropi occurs in the coconut palm trees within the Red Bay settlement.