Bird communities of contrasting semi-natural habitats of Lac bay, Bonaire, during the fall migration season, 2011

Debrot, A.O.; Bemmelen, R.S.A. van; Ligon, J.


The mangrove and seagrass lagoon of Lac Bay on Bonaire covers an area of roughly 700 ha. It is home to endangered green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas, and the Caribbean queen conch, Strombus gigas, and is a roosting and breeding area for several birds. Based on its nature values this 7 km2 bay has been designated as a legally protected Ramsar site. The area falls under the management responsibility of the National Parks Foundation of Bonaire.