Laguna Caratasca

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Wood Stork Mycteria americana LC unknown - 250-999 individuals A4i
Bare-throated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma mexicanum LC unknown - 500 individuals A4i
Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius LC unknown - 8,000 individuals A4i
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor LC unknown - 1,100 individuals A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC unknown - 500 individuals A4i

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Laguna de Caratasca Wildlife Refuge 133,467 is identical to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Lagoons, Sand dunes & beaches -
Forest Tropical semi-evergreen, Mangrove -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laguna Caratasca. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.