Andros Island, Bahamas, Bird inventory and assessment

Andros Island in the Bahamas is the site of a large-scale demonstration project funded by the Global Environment Facility – Integrating Watershed and Coastal Areas Management program (GEF-IWCAM), the goal of which is to create a Land and Sea Use Plan that will guide future development on the island.

At the request of The Nature Conservancy, Ecostudies Institute conducted a rapid ecological assessment of avian communities and their habitats on Andros.

Andros Island, Bahamas, Bird inventory and assessment

A rare Bahama Swallow (Tachycineta bahamensis) perches above its nest in a Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) snag located in a stand of old-growth
pines on Andros. Photo by Gary Slater

Our goal was to identi