GT002
Rio La Pasion


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula LC resident 2000 250-999 individuals A3
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus LC resident 2006 250-999 individuals A3
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina LC resident 2006 250-999 individuals A3
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei LC resident 2006 250-999 individuals A3
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum LC resident 2006 250-999 individuals A3
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi LC resident 2006 50-249 individuals A3
Green-backed Sparrow Arremonops chloronotus LC resident 2006 250-999 individuals A3
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma LC resident 2006 250-999 individuals A3
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas LC resident 2006 50-249 individuals A3
Grey-throated Chat Granatellus sallaei LC resident 2006 50-249 individuals A3
Black-throated Shrike-tanager Lanio aurantius LC resident 2006 250-999 individuals A3
Ramphocelus passerinii NR resident 2006 250-999 individuals A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
San Román Reserva Biológica 157,779 protected area contained by site 0
Petexbatún Refugio de Vida Silvestre 4,028 protected area contained by site 0
El Rosario Parque Nacional 1,084 protected area contained by site 0
El Pucté Refugio de Vida Silvestre 16,828 protected area contained by site 0
El Mangal Reserva Natural Privada 52 protected area contained by site 0
Dos Pilas Monumento Cultural 3,135 protected area contained by site 0
Complejos I y II APSP Zona de Amortiguamiento 125,383 protected area contained by site 0
Ceibal Monumento Cultural 1,514 protected area contained by site 0
Aguateca Monumento Cultural 1,710 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved pasture land, Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves -
Forest Gallery & riparian, Tropical lowland evergreen -
Grassland Second-growth & grazed -
Shrubland Riparian scrub & thickets, Second-growth & disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Rivers, Water-fringe vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rio La Pasion. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/rio-la-pasion-iba-guatemala on 22/02/2024.