Mona and Monito

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
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC resident 2000 200-300 breeding pairs B4ii
Red-footed Booby Sula sula LC resident 2000 1,200-2,400 breeding pairs B4ii
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC resident 2000 600 breeding pairs B4ii
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra LC resident 2000 105 breeding pairs B4ii
Yellow-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius xanthomus EN resident 2007 260 individuals A1

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Reserva Natural Isla de Mona y Monito Natural Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 10,761
Isla de Mona Natural Reserve 157,810 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub -
Coastline -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) -
Introduced vegetation -
Sea -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mona and Monito. Downloaded from on 25/05/2022.