JM002
Dolphin Head


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 2007 unknown A1
Ring-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas caribaea VU resident 2007 unknown A1, A2
Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus vetula LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Tody Todus todus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Woodpecker Melanerpes radiolatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Becard Pachyramphus niger LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Large Jamaican Elaenia Elaenia fallax LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Small Jamaican Elaenia Myiopagis cotta LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Sad Flycatcher Myiarchus barbirostris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Myiarchus validus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Stolid Flycatcher Myiarchus stolidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Pewee Contopus pallidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Vireo Vireo modestus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
White-eyed Thrush Turdus jamaicensis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
White-chinned Thrush Turdus aurantius LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Euphonia Euphonia jamaica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Oriole Icterus leucopteryx LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Arrowhead Warbler Setophaga pharetra LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Jamaican Spindalis Spindalis nigricephala LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Orangequit Euneornis campestris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit Loxipasser anoxanthus LC resident 2007 unknown A2

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 high unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Raglan Mountain Forest Reserve 102 protected area contained by site 0
Quasheba Mountain Forest Reserve 372 protected area contained by site 0
Georges Plain Mountain Forest Reserve 43 protected area contained by site 0
Geneva Mountain Forest Reserve 170 protected area contained by site 0
Dolphin Head Forest Reserve 314 protected area contained by site 0
Burnt Savannah Block A Forest Reserve 39 protected area contained by site 0
Burnt Savannah Forest Reserve 39 protected area contained by site 0
Bath Mountain Forest Reserve 121 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dolphin Head. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.