BZ005
Belize Off-shore and Barrier Islands


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
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 1969-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A1
Red-footed Booby Sula sula LC resident 1969-2007 10,000-19,999 individuals A4ii
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 1969-2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A4i
Yucatan Vireo Vireo magister LC breeding 1969-2007 250-999 individuals A2
Black Catbird Melanoptila glabrirostris NT breeding 1969-2007 50-249 individuals A1, A2
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera NT passage 1969-2007 50-249 individuals A1
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea VU passage 1969-2007 50-249 individuals A1

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)
South Water Caye Marine Reserve 47,702 protected area contained by site 47,702
South Point Turneffe Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 558 protected area overlaps with site 558
South Point Lighthouse Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 533 protected area overlaps with site 533
Seal Caye Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 648 protected area overlaps with site 648
Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve 15,618 protected area overlaps with site 13,517
Sandbore Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 521 protected area overlaps with site 521
Rise and Fall Bank Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 1,721 protected area overlaps with site 1,721
Northern Glovers Reef Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 622 protected area overlaps with site 622
Nicholas Caye Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 673 protected area overlaps with site 673
Man of War Caye Bird Sanctuary 1 protected area overlaps with site 1
Laughing Bird Caye National Park 4,095 protected area overlaps with site 4,095
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve 35,067 protected area contained by site 7,070
Gladden Spit Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 1,617 protected area overlaps with site 1,617
Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve 10,360 protected area overlaps with site 10,360
Emily or Caye Glory Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 547 protected area overlaps with site 547
Dog Flea Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 576 protected area overlaps with site 576
Blue Hole Natural Monument 414 protected area overlaps with site 414

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Coastline -
Sea -
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest Mangrove -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Belize Off-shore and Barrier Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.