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The female Inagua Woodstar (left) and the male (right)

Inagua is the southernmost and third largest island of The Bahamas. The island is comprised of many different types of habitats: brackish marshes, dense mangrove, shrubland and broad-leaf coppice.

Primary Species Commonly Experienced Here

Due to the large percentage of water habitats, this IBA is home to a diverse group of waterbirds, including over 40,000 Caribbean Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber, Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens, Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii, Common Tern Sterna hirundo, and the Vulnerable West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea. The island is also the home to over 6,000 Near Threatened Cuban Amazon (“Bahama Parrot”) Amazona leucocephala bahamensis.

Recently, the island of Inagua recorded its first endemic species which increased the endemic species list for the Islands of The Bahamas to six. This species has been recognized by the American Ornithologists Union AOU) and was officially called the Inagua Woodstar (Calliphlox lyrura).

Best Times and Seasons for Viewing

Early morning and late afternoon / Year Round

Access Considerations and Directions

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

For More Information, Contact:

Mr. Henry Nixon
Victoria Street, General Delivery, Matthew Town, IN
(242) 457-6047
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Map showing area of Inagua National Park.
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Inagua National Park

The Inagua National Park was established in 1965 on 183,740 acres. It is internationally...

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Flamingos in the water on Little Inagua National Park
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Little Inagua National Park

Little Inagua, designated a National Park by the Bahamas Government in 2002, is the largest...


Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 21.056820000
Longitude: -73.424377000
Elevation: 7 FT (2 M)
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