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|
|White-bellied Chachalaca Ortalis leucogastra||LC||resident||-||unknown||A3|
|Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus||LC||resident||-||unknown||A3|
|Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi||LC||resident||-||unknown||A3|
|Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis||VU||resident||-||unknown||A3|
|Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis||LC||resident||-||unknown||A3|
|White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus||LC||resident||-||unknown||A3|
|Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus||LC||resident||-||unknown||A3|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Embalse Cerrón Grande||Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance||60,698||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial/Terrestrial||Perennial crops, orchards & groves, Other urban & industrial areas||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Freshwater lakes & pools||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cinquera Forest. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/cinquera-forest-iba-el-salvador on 01/10/2023.