Franklin's Forest

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Map of Grand Cayman; Salina Reserve and Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park are shown in the East End district of the island
Franklin's Forest is an important site for white-crowned pigeons

Franklin's Forest lies near the centre of the East End distinct of Grand Cayman, one of the Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the territory’s Important Bird Areas (IBAs).


Franklin's Forest is a 111 ha tract of native tropical dry forest bordered by Conocarpus wetlands and farmland. It lies south of the Salina Reserve and east of Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. It is unprotected and partly privately owned.[1]


The IBA was identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports populations of white-crowned pigeons, Cuban amazons, Caribbean elaenias, thick-billed vireos, Yucatan vireos and vitelline warblers.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Franklin's Forest". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2014. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 

Coordinates: 19°17′00″N 81°08′00″W / 19.28333°N 81.13333°W / 19.28333; -81.13333