Malpais-St Michiel

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bare-eyed Pigeon Patagioenas corensis LC resident 2000 600 individuals A3
American Coot Fulica americana LC resident 2007 100 individuals A1
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2002-2006 15 breeding pairs A4i
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2007 unknown A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Malpais/Sint Michiel Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,311 protected area overlaps with site 1,100


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Saline lakes -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malpais-St Michiel. Downloaded from on 30/11/2020.