Booby Island, St Kitts and Nevis
KBA status: confirmed
Rationale for qualifying as KBA: This site qualifies as a Key Biodiversity Area of international significance that was identified using previously established criteria and thresholds for the identification of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and for which available data indicate that it does not meet global KBA criteria and thresholds set out in the Global Standard.
Located approximately half-way between St. Kitts and Nevis, uninhabited Booby Island is a mix of dense, brushy vegetation and rocky outcroppings. The shoreline of this circular islet is composed of large rocks which almost immediately meet a steep hillside.
Booby Island is unprotected and appears to be the property of the Federation. There is no easy boat access to the island; visitors must swim onto the rocks. Fisherfolk are reported to collect seabird eggs at this site, especially those of Laughing Gulls. No mammals were recorded during the one survey of the island.
|IUCN Habitat||Coverage level||Coverage %||Habitat detail|
|6. Rocky Areas (e.g., inland cliffs, mountain peaks)||-|