State of the world's birds case studies

Introduction: The importance of birds to biodiversity
State: What we know about the changing state of birds
Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications


  • Yépez, I., Devenish, C. and Clay, R. P. (2010) Important Bird Areas in the Amazon Basin. Quito: BirdLife International Americas Secretariat.
  • BirdLife International and Conservation International (2005) Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves en los Andes Tropicales: sitios prioritarios para la conservacíon de la biodiversidad [Important Bird Areas in the Tropical Andes: priority sites for biodiversity conservation]. Quito: BirdLife International. [In Spanish]

Colombia at a glance




1,138,910 km2

BirdLife Partner

Asociación Calidris


Total number of birds 1,866
Globally threatened birds 97
Country endemics 95

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 128
Total IBA area 9,333,351 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 20

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2023) Country profile: Colombia. Available from Downloaded: 2023-06-10