Antigua Guatemala

Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2007)
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Area: 137,862 ha

Site summary
IBA Antigua Guatemala is an important site for range-restricted birds of the North Central American Highlands and Madrean Highlands. The area supports three globally threatened species: Highland and Horned Guan, and Pink-headed Warbler. Coffee, sugar cane and ornamental flower plantations, corn fields, and secondary growth scrub cover 66% of the IBA. About 30% of the IBA are legally protected.

Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP) - Solola supported a workshop to identify IBAs in June 2006, hosted by University del Valle – Altiplano in Solola, and the Museum of Natural History Jorge Ibarra, hosted a workshop in Guatemala City in June 2006. Input of unpublished data and suggestions for the delimitation of the IBA were provided during these workshop by representatives of CONAP, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala - Altiplano, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO) - Huehuetenango, Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación de Guatemala (MAGA) - Sololá, Cuerpo de Paz, Municipalty of Tecpán, Autoridad para el Manejo Sustentable de la Cuenca del Lago Atitlán y su Entorno (AMSCLAE), Centro de Acción Legal – Ambiental y Social de Guatemala (CALAS), and Los Tarrales Nature Reserve. This first assessment of IBAs in Guatemala was conducted by Sociedad Guatemalteca de Ornitología and BirdLife International in the Americas.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Antigua Guatemala. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.