Eastern Yucatán

Country/Territory Belize,Honduras,Mexico
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

This Secondary Area covers much of the range of Yucatán Vireo Vireo magister, including the east Caribbean coast of the Yucatán peninsula, mainly eastern Quintana Roo state of Mexico, south through coastal Belize to Ambergris Cay, and also including offshore islands and cays such as Isla Mujeres off Quintana Roo and Belize Cays (Cay Corker, Turneffe Islands, Lighthouse and Glover's reefs) and the Bay Islands of Honduras (Howell and Webb 1995a). V. magister is also found on the islands of Cozumel (EBA 016) and Grand Cayman (Secondary Area s014), and through most of its range is a fairly common resident. The dominant vegetation of this coastal Secondary Area is mangrove, semi-deciduous forest and scrub. Some parts, especially in Quintana Roo, have suffered from tourist development, with sizeable areas of native scrub and mangrove destroyed. Large areas do nevertheless remain, some of them in protected areas, the most notable perhaps being the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (5,282 km2) in Quintana Roo.

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Category
Yucatan Vireo (Vireo magister) LC
Black Catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris) NT

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
BZ001 Northeastern Belize Belize
BZ002 Rio Bravo CMA Gallon Jug Estate Belize
BZ003 Crooked Tree and associated wetlands Belize
BZ004 Belize Coastal and near shore islands Belize
BZ005 Belize Off-shore and Barrier Islands Belize
BZ006 Maya Mountains and southern reserves Belize
HN002 Islas de la Bahía y Cayos Cochinos Honduras
MX176 Isla Contoy Mexico
MX177 Corredor Central Vallarta-Punta Laguna Mexico
MX179 Sian Ka'an Mexico
MX186 Ría Lagartos Mexico
MX187 Yum-balam Mexico
MX197 Corredor Calakmul-Sian Ka'an Mexico
MX203 Uyumil Ce'h Mexico

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern Yucatán. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2019.