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Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas


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
Berlepsch's Tinamou Crypturellus berlepschi LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Baudo Guan Penelope ortoni EN resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Wattled Guan Aburria aburri NT resident 2003 present A1
Dark-backed Wood-quail Odontophorus melanonotus VU resident 2003 uncommon A1, A2, A3
Dusky Pigeon Patagioenas goodsoni LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Choco Poorwill Nyctiphrynus rosenbergi LC resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
White-whiskered Hermit Phaethornis yaruqui LC resident 2003 common A3
Gorgeted Sunangel Heliangelus strophianus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Violet-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus coelestis LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Black-breasted Puffleg Eriocnemis nigrivestis EN resident 2006 present A1, A2, A3
Brown Inca Coeligena wilsoni LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Buff-winged Starfrontlet Coeligena lutetiae LC resident 2003 present A3
Velvet-purple Coronet Boissonneaua jardini LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Purple-bibbed Whitetip Urosticte benjamini LC resident 2003 present A2
Purple-chested Hummingbird Polyerata rosenbergi LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Banded Ground-cuckoo Neomorphus radiolosus EN resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Imperial Snipe Gallinago imperialis NT resident 2003 present A1
Plumbeous Hawk Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea NT resident 2003 rare A1
Choco Trogon Trogon comptus LC resident 2003 present A2
Choco Toucan Ramphastos brevis LC resident 2003 uncommon A2, A3
Crimson-rumped Toucanet Aulacorhynchus haematopygus LC resident 2003 frequent A3
Plate-billed Mountain-toucan Andigena laminirostris NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Orange-fronted Barbet Capito squamatus LC resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Five-colored Barbet Capito quinticolor NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Toucan Barbet Semnornis ramphastinus NT resident 2003 uncommon A1, A2, A3
Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis LC resident 2003 present A1
Lita Woodpecker Piculus litae LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Choco Woodpecker Veniliornis chocoensis NT resident 2003 uncommon A1, A2, A3
Plumbeous Forest-falcon Micrastur plumbeus VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Rose-faced Parrot Pyrilia pulchra LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Bronze-winged Parrot Pionus chalcopterus LC resident 2003 present A3
Stub-tailed Antbird Sipia berlepschi LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Rufous-crowned Pittasoma Pittasoma rufopileatum NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Chestnut-naped Antpitta Grallaria nuchalis LC resident 2003 present A3
Yellow-breasted Antpitta Grallaria flavotincta LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Spillmann's Tapaculo Scytalopus spillmanni LC resident 2003 present A3
Uniform Treehunter Thripadectes ignobilis LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Flammulated Treehunter Thripadectes flammulatus LC resident 2003 present A3
Club-winged Manakin Machaeropterus deliciosus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Orange-breasted Fruiteater Pipreola jucunda LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Long-wattled Umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Agile Tit-tyrant Uromyias agilis LC resident 2003 present A3
Turquoise Jay Cyanolyca turcosa LC resident 2003 present A3
Rufous Wren Cinnycerthia unirufa LC resident 2003 present A3
Yellow-collared Chlorophonia Chlorophonia flavirostris LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Tanager Finch Oreothraupis arremonops LC resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Black-chested Mountain-tanager Cnemathraupis eximia LC resident 2003 present A3
Glistening-green Tanager Chlorochrysa phoenicotis LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Yellow-green Tanager Bangsia flavovirens VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Moss-backed Tanager Bangsia edwardsi LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Golden-chested Tanager Bangsia rothschildi LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Rufous-throated Tanager Tangara rufigula LC resident 2003 present A3
Blue-whiskered Tanager Tangara johannae NT resident 2003 rare A1, A2, A3
Scarlet-and-white Tanager Chrysothlypis salmoni LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Scarlet-breasted Dacnis Dacnis berlepschi VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Black-winged Saltator Saltator atripennis LC resident 2003 present A3
Glossy Flowerpiercer Diglossa lafresnayii LC resident 2003 present A3
Black Flowerpiercer Diglossa humeralis LC resident 2003 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)
Pajas de Oro Protected Forest 281 protected area contained by site 0
Cotacachi Cayapas Reserva Ecológica 260,961 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical lowland evergreen forest, Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, Elfin forest, Polylepis woodland, Second-growth or disturbed forest -
Grassland Paramo -
Wetlands (inland) Streams, Rivers -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Improved pasture land, Perennial crops, orchards, groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
other -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
fisheries/aquaculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/reserva-ecológica-cotacachi-cayapas-iba-ecuador on 02/10/2023.