SV009
Alotepeque Range


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
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra VU resident 1926-2001 50-249 individuals A1, A2, A3
White-faced Quail-dove Zentrygon albifacies LC resident - unknown A3
White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis LC resident - unknown A3
Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens LC resident - unknown A2, A3
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus LC resident - unknown A3
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami LC resident - unknown A3
Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti LC unknown - unknown A2, A3
Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens LC resident - unknown A2, A3
Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis LC resident - unknown A2, A3
Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons LC resident - unknown A3
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax LC resident - unknown A3
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo LC resident - unknown A3
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus LC resident - unknown A2, A3
Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata LC breeding - unknown A2, A3
Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus LC resident - unknown A2, A3
Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus LC resident - unknown A2, A3
Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis LC resident - unknown A3
Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor LC resident - unknown A3
Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus LC resident - unknown A3
Rufous-collared Thrush Turdus rufitorques LC resident - unknown A2, A3
Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus LC resident - unknown A3
Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa LC resident - unknown A3
Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia EN winter 2006 < 50 individuals A1
Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli LC resident - unknown A3
Painted Whitestart Myioborus pictus LC resident - present A3
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula LC resident - 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 medium not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) 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
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
El Pital Natural Area 1,400 protected area contained by site 1,400

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery & riparian, Pine-oak -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards & groves, Other urban & industrial areas -
Grassland -
Shrubland Scrub -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alotepeque Range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/01/2022.