Carricitos-Cacaxtla-Río Piaxtla

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rufous-bellied Chachalaca Ortalis wagleri LC resident 1999-2014 122 individuals A2, A3
Elegant Quail Callipepla douglasii LC resident 2009-2013 35 individuals A3
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC resident 2010 present A3
Citreoline Trogon Trogon citreolus LC resident 1999-2010 5 individuals A3
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysogenys LC resident 1999-2015 15 individuals A3
Lilac-crowned Amazon Amazona finschi EN resident 2009-2015 23 individuals A1, A3
Mexican Parrotlet Forpus cyanopygius NT resident 2009-2010 2 individuals A2, A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis VU resident 2009-2013 60 individuals A3
Sinaloa Crow Corvus sinaloae LC resident 2000-2015 161 individuals A2
Black-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax colliei LC resident 2006-2014 78 individuals A3
Purplish-backed Jay Cyanocorax beecheii LC resident 1973-2014 52 individuals A2
Happy Wren Pheugopedius felix LC resident 2006-2015 18 individuals A3
Yellow-winged Cacique Cassiculus melanicterus LC resident 2009-2013 43 individuals A3
Red-breasted Chat Granatellus venustus LC resident 2010-2013 - 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)
Area de Protección de Flora y Fauna Meseta de Cacaxtla Flora and Fauna Protection Area 50,862 protected area contained by site 50,862


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery & riparian, Mangrove, Pine-oak, Second-growth & disturbed, Temperate deciduous -
Grassland Second-growth & grazed -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Land ownership
Zona Federal Marítimo Terrestre 

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carricitos-Cacaxtla-Río Piaxtla. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.