Cerro Miramundo

Year of compilation: 2008

Site description
Cerro Miramundo is an isolated cloud forest site in southern Guatemela, ranging in elevation from 1600 to 2700 m.

Key biodiversity
Cerro Miramundo is important for biome-restricted species of the Madrean Highlands (18 species recorded). The site supports a small population of the globally threatened Pink-headed Warbler (Ergaticus versicolor) (Valdez et al. 1999). The site is expected to be important for a large number of species restricted to the North Central American Highlands; because of data deficiency the site does currently not apply under the criterion of importance for range-restricted species. Some species records from a rapid assessment (Valdez et al. 1999) are the only recent data available for this IBA.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Natural habitat is threatened by an advancing agricultural border, forest fires, unsustainable use of forest resources.

Protected areas
No part of this IBA has a status of legal protection (CONAP 2007).

Habitat and land use
About 57% of the IBA is covered with mixed and broadleaf forest, and 43% of the area are used for agriculture: coffee plantations occupy 16% of the IBA, corn fields 5%, secondary growth scrub 16%, and pasture 1% (MAGA 2006).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cerro Miramundo. Downloaded from on 25/09/2020.