Parque Nacional Mochima

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda LC resident 2003 present A3
Buffy Hummingbird Leucippus fallax LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Copper-rumped Hummingbird Saucerottia tobaci LC resident 2003 present A3
Russet-throated Puffbird Hypnelus ruficollis LC resident 2003 present A3
Scaled Piculet Picumnus squamulatus LC resident 2003 present A3
Yellow-shouldered Amazon Amazona barbadensis NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Stripe-backed Wren Campylorhynchus nuchalis LC resident 2003 present A3
Vermilion Cardinal Cardinalis phoeniceus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Orinocan Saltator Saltator orenocensis 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 (2005).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Mochima National Park 94,935 protected area overlaps with site 0
Macizo Montañoso del Turimiquire Protective Zone 540,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Forest Mangrove, Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest, Tropical deciduous forest -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub, Second-growth or disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards, groves -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Mochima. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.