Coiba National Park

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2003 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
Brown-backed Dove Leptotila battyi VU breeding 2006 1,000-2,499 individuals A1, A2, A3
Coiba Spinetail Cranioleuca dissita LC breeding 2006 1,000-2,499 individuals A1, A2, A3
Three-wattled Bellbird Procnias tricarunculatus VU resident 2006 50-249 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2003).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Isla Montuosa y Banco Hannibal Zona Especial de Proteccion Marina 178,329 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 430,825 protected area overlaps with site 270,125
Coiba Parque Nacional 254,821 is identical to site 270,125


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest Mangrove -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Coiba National Park. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.