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Magnificent Frigatebird

The Guana Cays IBA is located between Crooked Island and Acklins Island on the southwestern reef edge and the entrance to the Bight of Acklins. It comprises a group of small cays (including North Cay, Fish Cay, and Guana Cay) and associated rocks and reefs. The habitat for the area includes rock shoreline and shrubland.

Primary Species Commonly Experienced Here

A number of seabirds are found within this habitat, including the globally significant Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis and Roseate Tern S. dougallii. Least Tern S. antillarum, Bridled Tern S. anaethetus, and Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens are also found on these Cays.

Best Times and Seasons for Viewing

Sun up to Sun Down / Year Round

Access Considerations and Directions

The cays can be accessed by boat from Acklins Island.

For More Information, Contact:

Administrator's Office-Acklins
General Delivery, Mason's Bay, AK
(242) 344-3250 · fax (242) 344-3281

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

Latitude: 22.488905000
Longitude: -74.251267000
Elevation: 6 FT (2 M)
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