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Sierra de Bahoruco National Park This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Least Poorwill Siphonorhis brewsteri NT resident 2007 unknown A1, A2
Hispaniolan Nightjar Antrostomus ekmani LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Anthracothorax dominicus NR resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Emerald Chlorostilbon swainsonii LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Bay-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus rufigularis EN resident 2006 11 breeding pairs A1, A2
Hispaniolan Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus longirostris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata EN breeding 2006 20-40 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Ashy-faced Owl Tyto glaucops LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Trogon Temnotrogon roseigaster LC resident 2006 30 individuals A1, A2
Narrow-billed Tody Todus angustirostris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Broad-billed Tody Todus subulatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Antillean Piculet Nesoctites micromegas LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Woodpecker Melanerpes striatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Amazon Amazona ventralis VU resident 2005 unknown A1, A2
Hispaniolan Parakeet Psittacara chloropterus VU resident 2005 unknown A1, A2
Elaenia fallax NR resident 2007 unknown A2
Stolid Flycatcher Myiarchus stolidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Pewee Contopus hispaniolensis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Flat-billed Vireo Vireo nanus LC resident 2006 unknown A2
White-necked Crow Corvus leucognaphalus VU resident 2006 30 individuals A1, A2
Corvus palmarum NR resident 2006 90 individuals A1, A2
Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea VU resident 2006 10 nests A1, A2
Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli VU winter 2006 unknown A1
La Selle Thrush Turdus swalesi VU resident 2006 unknown A1, A2
Palmchat Dulus dominicus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Euphonia musica NR resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Crossbill Loxia megaplaga EN resident 2006 3,000 individuals A1, A2
Antillean Siskin Spinus dominicensis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Black-crowned Palm-tanager Phaenicophilus palmarum LC resident 2007 unknown A2
White-winged Warbler Xenoligea montana VU resident 2007 30 individuals A1, A2
Green-tailed Warbler Microligea palustris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Calyptophilus frugivorus NR resident 2006 30 individuals A1, 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)
2019 very high not assessed medium
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 - agro-industry farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sierra de Bahoruco National Park 115,110 is identical to site 0

Local conservation groups

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

Name Year formed
Asociación de Guías de la Naturaleza de Pedernales 2004
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sierra de Bahoruco National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2020.