San Miguel Volcano/El Jocotal Lagoon

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-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
Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi LC resident - unknown A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC resident - unknown A3
Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus 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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
San Antonio La Pupusa Area Natural Protegida 8 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna El Jocotal Area de Manejo de Hábitat/Especies 1,572 protected area overlaps with site 1,572
El Paso Las Iguanas Area Natural Protegida 9 protected area contained by site 0
Area Natural Protegida Laguna del Jocotal Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,479 protected area contained by site 1,571


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Other -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards & groves, Other urban & industrial areas -
Forest Gallery & riparian, Tropical deciduous, Tropical lowland evergreen, Tropical semi-deciduous -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: San Miguel Volcano/El Jocotal Lagoon. Downloaded from on 12/05/2021.