CU013
Cayo Sabinal, Ballenatos y Manglares de la Bahía de Nuevitas


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

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 resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber LC resident 2005 15,000 individuals A4i
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 unknown A1
Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata NT resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
Key West Quail-dove Geotrygon chrysia LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Nightjar Antrostomus cubanensis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus merlini LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC resident 2007 30 individuals B4i
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla LC resident 2007 184 individuals B4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2007 108 individuals B4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 2007 140 individuals B4i
Cuban Pygmy-owl Glaucidium siju LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Bare-legged Screech-owl Margarobyas lawrencii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Trogon Priotelus temnurus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Tody Todus multicolor LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Fernandina's Flicker Colaptes fernandinae VU resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris LC resident 2006 unknown A3
Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
La Sagra's Flycatcher Myiarchus sagrae LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Pewee Contopus caribaeus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Vireo Vireo gundlachii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Crow Corvus nasicus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Martin Progne cryptoleuca LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Gnatcatcher Polioptila lembeyei LC resident 2007 unknown A2, A3
Oriente Warbler Teretistris fornsi LC resident 2007 unknown A2, A3
Cuban Oriole Icterus melanopsis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius humeralis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Blackbird Ptiloxena atroviolacea LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Greater Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Western Spindalis Spindalis zena LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Bullfinch Pyrrhulagra nigra NT resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Grassquit Phonipara canora LC resident 2007 unknown A3

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Río Máximo Refugio de Fauna 8,020 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Maternillos -Tortuguilla Reserva Ecológica 3,883 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna Larga Reserva Florística Manejada 11,267 protected area contained by site 0
Humedal Río Máximo-Cagüey Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 22,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cayos Los Ballenatos y manglares de la bahía de Nuevitas Refugio de Fauna 6,291 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cayo Sabinal Área Protegida de Recursos Manejados 11,637 protected area contained by site 0
Cayo Guajaba Área Protegida de Recursos Manejados 1,827 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove, Tropical deciduous forest, Tropical lowland evergreen forest -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Sand dunes and beaches -
Sea -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cayo Sabinal, Ballenatos y Manglares de la Bahía de Nuevitas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/04/2020.