CR002
Nicoya Peninsula


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
Great Curassow Crax rubra VU breeding 2006 50-100 individuals A1
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC breeding 2006 unknown A3
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC winter 2006 250-999 individuals A4i
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi LC breeding 2006 unknown A3
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii LC breeding 2006 unknown A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis LC breeding 2006 unknown A3
Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis LC breeding 2006 unknown A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC breeding 2006 unknown A3
Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus LC breeding 2006 unknown A3

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Werner Sauter (mixto) Refugio de Vida Silvestre 185 protected area contained by site 0
Romelia (mixto) Refugio de Vida Silvestre 232 protected area overlaps with site 0
Península de Nicoya Zona Protectora 21,317 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ostional (estatal) Refugio de Vida Silvestre 8,570 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nosara Protective Zone 923 unknown 0
Nicolás Wessberg Reserva Natural 61 protected area overlaps with site 0
Monte Alto Zona Protectora 910 protected area contained by site 0
La Ceiba (privado) Refugio de Vida Silvestre 270 unknown 0
Diría Parque Nacional 5,426 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro La Cruz Zona Protectora 199 protected area contained by site 0
Camaronal (mixto) Refugio de Vida Silvestre 232 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Caletas-Arío (mixto) Refugio de Vida Silvestre 20,344 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cabo Blanco Reserva Natural 2,921 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nicoya Peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2020.