La Aurora

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2022 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
Crestless Curassow Mitu tomentosum NT - 2018-2022 40-50 individuals B1a
Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata NT resident 2009-2021 200-400 individuals A4, B1a
Bare-faced Ibis Phimosus infuscatus LC resident 2009-2021 1,500 individuals B3a
Blackish-grey Antshrike Thamnophilus nigrocinereus NT resident 2016-2019 20-50 individuals B1a
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna NT resident 2017-2021 90-110 individuals B1a
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata NT resident 2017-2020 15-45 individuals B1a

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2022).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery (or Riparian) forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest -
Savanna Savanna -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Streams -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Aurora. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.