Stafford Creek to Andros Town, Bahamas

Site Details
Assessment Details

Site Overview

KBA status: confirmed

Rationale for qualifying as KBA: This site was originally confirmed as a KBA as four bird species (Bahama Yellowthroat, Bahama Oriole, Bahama Mockingbird, and Bahama Swallow) trigger criteria A1a and B2. Recent data from multi-year censuses across the Bahamas indicates that Stafford Creek to Andros Town also supports wintering aggregations of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) that meet the threshold of criterion D1a.

Global KBA criteria: A1a, B2, D1a
Year of assessment: 2021
National site name: Stafford Creek to Andros Town
Central coordinates: Lat: 24.80 Long: -77.88
System: Terrestrial, Marine
Altitude (m): 0 to 50
Area of KBA (ha): 9,381
Protected area coverage (%): 0

Text account

Year of compilation: 2021
Site description:

Stafford Creek to Andros Town embraces a large tract of land extending along the north-east coast of Central Andros from the settlements of Stafford Creek in the north, through Staniard Creek and Coakley Town to Andros Town (also known as Fresh Creek) in the south. It encompasses the sandy beach flats, Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) forest, broadleaf coppice, wetland, and inland blue holes. The area is used for large scale domestic and commercial agriculture; fly, sport, commercial fishing; ecotourism, general tourism, and research.

Summary of threats to biodiversity at KBA:



IUCN Habitat Coverage level Coverage % Habitat detail
5. Wetlands (inland) - - -
1. Forest - - -
3. Shrubland - - -
17. Other - - -


Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Threat level 3 Timing Scope Severity Impact
8 Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases 2.1 Annual & perennial non-timber crops NULL NULL NULL NULL

Recommended citation

Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (2022) Key Biodiversity Areas factsheet: Stafford Creek to Andros Town. Extracted from the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. Developed by the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership: BirdLife International, IUCN, American Bird Conservancy, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility, Global Wildlife Conservation, NatureServe, Rainforest Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.