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Saona Island is an elongated island, with a length of about 15 miles and width of just 4. It is nearly completely flat, with the exception of a 130-foot cliff on the northeastern coast. The whole island has a human population of just 500 souls, but it is home to many special of animals, birds, fish, and plants. Among the 112 species of birds seen on Saona Island, eight are found only on the island, and another eleven only in the area.