Escalante River-Chococente-Tecomapa

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
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC resident 2000-2006 present A3
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis VU resident 2007 unknown A3
Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis LC resident 2000-2006 present A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC resident 2000-2006 present 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)
Río Escalante Chacocente Refugio de Vida Silvestre 4,645 protected area overlaps with site 0
Límite Maritimo (Chacocente) Reserva Natural 2,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical deciduous, Mangrove -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Other -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Escalante River-Chococente-Tecomapa. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.