Reserva Natural Puerto Rico & La Polonia

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2021 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 2019-2021 50-150 mature individuals B1a
Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata NT resident 2019-2021 250-1,000 mature individuals A4, B1a
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis NT non-breeding 2019-2021 350-800 mature individuals A4, B1a, B3a
Southern Festive Amazon Amazona festiva LC resident 2019-2021 50-100 mature individuals B1a

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2021).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2021 not assessed very high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Savanna -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Reserva Natural Puerto Rico & La Polonia. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.