Laguna Pampa El Cabildo

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-bellied Chachalaca Ortalis leucogastra LC resident 1995 common A3
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi LC resident 1995 common A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis VU resident 1995 uncommon A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC resident 1995 common A3
Giant Wren Campylorhynchus chiapensis LC resident 1995 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica Cabildo - Amatal Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,832 protected area contains site 214
El Cabildo Amatal Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica 3,961 protected area contains site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land ownership
Tenencia de la tierra: Ejidal y privada.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Laguna Pampa El Cabildo. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.