Humedal Sur de Sancti Spiritus

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus NT resident 2007 unknown A1
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea NT resident 1989 100 individuals A1, A4i
Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors LC winter 2000 120,000 individuals A4i
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 unknown A1
White Ibis Eudocimus albus LC resident 2007 1,000 individuals A4i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC resident 2007 20,000 individuals A4i
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla LC winter 2000 10,000 individuals A4i
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus LC resident 2007 5,000 individuals A4i
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes LC winter 2000 5,000 individuals A4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC resident 2007 1,000 individuals A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 2007 500 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2007 100,000-499,999 unknown A4iii

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tunas de Zaza Refugio de Fauna 5,312 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery & riparian, Mangrove -
Grassland Second-growth & grazed -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Humedal Sur de Sancti Spiritus. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.