Tacana - Tajumulco

Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2007)
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Area: 148,499 ha

Site summary
Tacana-Tajumulco is an important site for range-restricted birds of the North Central American Highlands, including three globally threatened species: Highland and Horned Guan, and Azure-rumped Tanager. Few recent ornithological data are available for this IBA, the site is expected to be important for a large set of species of the Madrean Highlands. Coffee plantations, corn fields, and secondary growth scrub cover 68% of the IBA. About 12% of the IBA are legally protected.

Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP) - Solola supported a workshop to identify IBAs in June 2006, hosted by University del Valle (Altiplano) in Solola, and the Museum of Natural History Jorge Ibarra, hosted a workshop in Guatemala City in June 2006. Input of unpublished data and suggestions for the delimitation of the IBA were provided during these workshop by representatives of CONAP, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala - Altiplano, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO) - Huehuetenango, Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación de Guatemala (MAGA) - Solola, Cuerpo de Paz, Municipality of Tecpan, Autoridad para el Manejo Sustentable de la Cuenca del Lago Atitlán y su Entorno (AMSCLAE), and Los Tarrales Nature Reserve. This first assessment of IBAs in Guatemala was conducted by Sociedad Guatemalteca de Ornitología and BirdLife International in the Americas.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tacana - Tajumulco. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.