Islas de la Bahía y Cayos Cochinos

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 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
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula LC unknown - unknown A3
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT unknown - unknown A1
Yucatan Woodpecker Melanerpes pygmaeus LC unknown - unknown A3
Yellow-lored Amazon Amazona xantholora LC unknown - unknown A3
Yucatan Vireo Vireo magister LC unknown - unknown A2, A3
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea NT unknown - unknown A1
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris LC unknown - unknown A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sistema de Humedales de la Isla de Utila Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16,226 protected area contained by site 16,226
Cayos Cochinos Monumento Natural Marino 122,088 protected area contained by site 46,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Improved pasture land, Other urban & industrial areas -
Forest Tropical coniferous, Tropical deciduous -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Islas de la Bahía y Cayos Cochinos. Downloaded fromía-y-cayos-cochinos-iba-honduras on 25/09/2023.