We investigated the nucleation of Ga droplets on exact GaAs(111)A substrates in the view of their use as the seeds for the self-assembly droplet epitaxial quantum dots. A small critical cluster size of 1-2 atoms characterizes the droplet nucleation. Low values of the Hopkins-Skellam index (as low as 0.35) demonstrate a high degree of a spatial order of the droplet ensemble. Around 350 °C the droplet size distribution becomes bimodal. We attribute this observation to the interplay between the local environment and the limitation to the adatom surface diffusion introduced by the Ehrlich-Schwöbel barrier at the terrace edges.