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Samana Cay is a small cay located northeast of Crooked Island, surrounded by coral reefs. Although the Cay is uninhabited, it is frequented by locals harvesting bark from the cascarilla tree Croton elutaria and fishing.

Primary Species Commonly Experienced Here

The Cay supports a number of different species of seabirds, including the Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus, Audubon’s Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri, Sooty Tern S. fuscata, and Brown Noddy Anous stolidus. A regionally important population of Royal Tern S. maxima breeds in the IBA. Brown Booby has been found roosting on neighbouring Propeller Cay, although there is no evidence of breeding.

Best Times and Seasons for Viewing

Sun up to Sundown / Year Round

Access Considerations and Directions

The cays can be accessed by boat from Crooked Island.

For More Information, Contact:

Administrator's Office-Crooked Island
General Delivery, Moss Town, CK
(242) 344-2197 · fax (242) 344-2608

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

Latitude: 23.083258000
Longitude: -73.764810000
Elevation: 33 FT (10 M)
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