John Crow Mountains

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
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2003 30 individuals A1
Ring-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas caribaea VU resident 2006 100-300 individuals A1, A2
Crested Quail-dove Geotrygon versicolor NT resident 2003 23 individuals A1, A2
Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango LC resident 2003 6 individuals A2
Black-billed Streamertail Trochilus scitulus LC resident 2003 60,000-120,000 individuals A2
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima LC resident 2003 9 individuals A2
Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo Coccyzus pluvialis LC resident 2003 10 individuals A2
Jamaican Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus vetula LC resident 2003 4 individuals A2
Jamaican Petrel Pterodroma caribbaea CR breeding 1900 unknown A1, A4ii
Jamaican Tody Todus todus LC resident 2003 45 individuals A2
Jamaican Woodpecker Melanerpes radiolatus LC resident 2003 28 individuals A2
Black-billed Amazon Amazona agilis VU resident 2003 47 individuals A1, A2
Yellow-billed Amazon Amazona collaria VU resident 2003 8 individuals A1, A2
Jamaican Becard Pachyramphus niger LC resident 2003 12 individuals A2
Small Jamaican Elaenia Myiopagis cotta LC resident 2003 12 individuals A2
Sad Flycatcher Myiarchus barbirostris LC resident 2003 4 individuals A2
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Myiarchus validus LC resident 2003 26 individuals A2
Jamaican Pewee Contopus pallidus LC resident 2003 10 individuals A2
Blue Mountain Vireo Vireo osburni NT resident 2003 34 individuals A1, A2
Jamaican Vireo Vireo modestus LC resident 2003 51 individuals A2
Jamaican Crow Corvus jamaicensis LC resident 2003 15 individuals A2
Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis LC resident 2003 31 individuals A2
White-eyed Thrush Turdus jamaicensis LC resident 2003 79 individuals A2
White-chinned Thrush Turdus aurantius LC resident 2003 54 individuals A2
Jamaican Euphonia Euphonia jamaica LC resident 2003 16 individuals A2
Jamaican Oriole Icterus leucopteryx LC resident 2003 18 individuals A2
Jamaican Blackbird Nesopsar nigerrimus EN resident 2003 10 individuals A1, A2
Arrowhead Warbler Setophaga pharetra LC resident 2003 33 individuals A2
Jamaican Spindalis Spindalis nigricephala LC resident 2003 29 individuals A2
Orangequit Euneornis campestris LC resident 2003 126 individuals A2
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit Loxipasser anoxanthus LC resident 2003 5 individuals 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)
Blue and John Crow Mountains World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 26,252 protected area overlaps with site 0
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park 122,377 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: John Crow Mountains. Downloaded from on 08/04/2020.