PR004
Caño Tiburones


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
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea NT breeding 2006 30 individuals A1
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominicus LC resident 2005 50-249 individuals B4i
Puerto Rican Mango Anthracothorax aurulentus LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Emerald Chlorostilbon maugaeus LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus vieilloti LC unknown 2007 unknown A2
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 2004 250 individuals A4i
Puerto Rican Screech-owl Megascops nudipes LC unknown 2007 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Woodpecker Melanerpes portoricensis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Flycatcher Myiarchus antillarum LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Vireo Vireo latimeri LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Euphonia Euphonia sclateri LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Adelaide's Warbler Setophaga adelaidae LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis LC resident 2005 unknown A2
Puerto Rican Bullfinch Pyrrhulagra portoricensis LC resident 2005 unknown 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - scale unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Reserva Natural Hacienda La Esperanza Private Conservation 924 protected area contained by site 0
Reserva Natural Hacienda La Esperanza Natural Reserve 922 protected area contained by site 922
Reserva Natural Caño Tiburones De Arecibo National Conservation Area 1,933 protected area contained by site 0
Reserva Natural Cano Tiburones Natural Reserve 2,266 protected area contained by site 2,266
Hacienda La Esperanza Natural Reserve 5,091 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cueva del Indio Natural Reserve 1,566 protected area overlaps with site 0
Caño Tiburones Natural Reserve 1,507 protected area contained by site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Ciudadanos en Defensa del Ambiente, Fundación de Conservación 0
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Coastline -
Introduced vegetation -
Sea -
Shrubland -
Forest Mangrove -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Caño Tiburones. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2021.