Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA criteria met: A1 (2007)
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Area: 145,036 ha

Site summary
Chiquibul is an important site for Keel-billed Motmot (Electron carinatum). Although this IBA is entirely legally protected, it faces threats by an advancing agricultural border and lack of appropriate management.

Wildlife Conservation Society - Guatemala hosted a workshop to identify IBAs in Peten in July 2006. Input of unpublished data and suggestions for the delimitation of the IBA was provided during this workshop by representatives of Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP) - Peten, ProPeten, Wildlife Conservation Society - Guatemala, and Tikal National Park. This first assessment of IBAs in Guatemala was conducted by Sociedad Guatemalteca de Ornitología and BirdLife International in the Americas.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chiquibul. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.