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Tee Cay, Goat Cay and Long Rocks: Important Bird Area (IBA)

Birdwatching Area
Brown Noddy – William Hayes

This uninhabited IBA is located between northern Cat Island and Little San Salvador, with a habitat that consists of scrubland vegetation, sandy cove and marine areas.

Access Considerations and Directions

The cays can be accessed by boat from Cat Island or San Salvador.

Best Times and Seasons for Viewing

Species can be seen throughout the day. However, higher concentrations of bird species can be seen during the morning hours or late afternoon.

Primary Species Commonly Experienced Here

Primary species found on these Cays include a significant breeding population of seabirds, including the Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii, Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus, Sooty Tern S. fuscata, Brown Noddy Anous stolidus, Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens and Brown Booby Sula leucogaster.

The Near Threatened White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala has been reported nesting on Goat Cay.