IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2015 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
Crestless Curassow Mitu tomentosum NT resident 2015 present A1
Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata NT resident 2012-2015 136-3,398 individuals A1, A4i
Blackish-grey Antshrike Thamnophilus nigrocinereus NT resident 2015 present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2015).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Savanna Savanna -
Forest Palm forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest, Tropical lowland evergreen forest, Gallery (or Riparian) forest -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Artificial wetlands -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
energy production and mining -
nature conservation and research -

Land ownership
Privada, los propietarios protegen y están comprometidos con la conservación de la biodiversidad.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Taparas. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.