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Atitlan


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra VU resident 2004 250-999 individuals A1, A2, A3
Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus EN resident 2000 30-100 individuals A1, A2, A3
White-bellied Chachalaca Ortalis leucogastra LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A2, A3
White-faced Quail-dove Zentrygon albifacies LC resident 2004 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A3
Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus LC resident 2004-2007 250-999 individuals A2, A3
Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cyanura LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A2, A3
White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens LC resident 2004-2007 10,000-19,999 individuals A2, A3
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus LC resident 2004 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami LC resident 2004 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Sparkling-tailed Woodstar Tilmatura dupontii LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A3
Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti LC resident 2004-2007 50-249 individuals A2, A3
Whiskered Screech-owl Megascops trichopsis LC resident 1932 < 50 individuals A3
Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A2, A3
Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis LC resident 2004-2006 1,000-2,499 individuals A2, A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons LC resident 2007 < 50 individuals A3
Pine Flycatcher Empidonax affinis LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A3
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus LC resident 2000-2006 < 50 individuals A1, A2, A3
Chestnut-sided Shrike-vireo Vireolanius melitophrys LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A3
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A2, A3
Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A2, A3
Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus LC resident 2004 10,000-19,999 individuals A2, A3
Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A2, A3
Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis LC - 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor LC resident 2004 < 50 individuals A3
Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Rufous-collared Thrush Turdus rufitorques LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A2, A3
Grey Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus LC resident 2004 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Hooded Grosbeak Hesperiphona abeillei LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Black-capped Siskin Spinus atriceps LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A2, A3
Grey-crowned Ground-sparrow Melozone occipitalis LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A2
Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A2, A3
Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri LC resident 2004 50-249 individuals A3
Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa LC resident 2004 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons LC winter 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Pink-headed Warbler Cardellina versicolor VU resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A1, A2, A3
Painted Whitestart Myioborus pictus LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Azure-rumped Tanager Tangara cabanisi EN resident 2000 < 50 individuals A1, A2, 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)
Xecanac Private Nature Reserve 16 protected area contained by site 0
Xecanac Reserva Natural Privada 17 protected area contained by site 0
Volcanes Santo Tomas y Zunil Zona de Amortiguamiento 5,987 protected area contained by site 5,987
Volcán Zunil Zona de Veda Definitiva 4,199 protected area overlaps with site 0
Volcán Tolimán Zona de Veda Definitiva 4,848 protected area contained by site 0
Volcán San Pedro Zona de Veda Definitiva 3,828 protected area contained by site 0
Volcán Coxliquel Zona de Veda Definitiva 704 protected area contained by site 0
Volcán Atitlán Zona de Veda Definitiva 10,056 protected area contained by site 0
San Bernardino E.C.A. Xejuyu Reserva Natural Privada 257 protected area contained by site 0
Riscos de Momostenango Parque Nacional 240 protected area overlaps with site 0
Parque Regional municipal El Mirador Rey Tepepul Parque Regional Municipal 3,531 protected area contained by site 0
Parque Ecológico Corazón del Bosque (Parque Ecológico UK'UX K'ACHELAJ) Reserva Natural Privada 9 protected area contained by site 0
Pampojilá Peña Flor Reserva Natural Privada 157 protected area contained by site 0
Pampojilá Peña Flor Private Nature Reserve 206 protected area contained by site 0
Pachuj Reserva Natural Privada 250 protected area contained by site 0
Monte de Oro y anexos Reserva Natural Privada 1,004 protected area contained by site 0
Molino Helvetia Private Nature Reserve 176 protected area contained by site 0
Milán y Anexos Private Nature Reserve 846 protected area contained by site 0
Milán y Anexos Reserva Natural Privada 847 protected area contained by site 0
Maravillas Private Natural Reserve 36 protected area contained by site 36
Los Tarrales Reserva Natural Privada 649 protected area contained by site 0
Los Tarrales Private Nature Reserve 782 protected area contained by site 0
Los Laureles Reserva Natural Privada 34 protected area overlaps with site 0
Los Castaños Private Nature Reserve 45 protected area contained by site 0
Los Castaños Reserva Natural Privada 40 protected area contained by site 0
Los Andes Reserva Natural Privada 499 protected area contained by site 0
Los Andes Private Nature Reserve 610 protected area contained by site 0
Los Altos de San Miguel Totonicapán Parque Regional Municipal 12,126 protected area contained by site 0
Las Maravillas Reserva Natural Privada 31 protected area contained by site 0
Las Maravillas Private Nature Reserve 30 protected area contained by site 0
La Soledad y anexos Reserva Natural Privada 22 protected area contained by site 0
Iximché Parque Nacional 11 protected area contained by site 10
Finca Chirijuyú Reserva Natural Privada 153 protected area contained by site 0
Estación Científica Refugio del Quetzal - Volcán Atitlán Reserva Natural Privada 1,016 protected area contained by site 0
El Vesubio Private Nature Reserve 418 protected area contained by site 0
El Vesubio Reserva Natural Privada 287 protected area contained by site 0
El Retiro Reserva Natural Privada 294 protected area contained by site 0
El Retiro Private Nature Reserve 301 protected area contained by site 0
El Porvenir Reserva Natural Privada 163 protected area contained by site 0
E.C.A. Xejeyu Private Nature Reserve 626 protected area contained by site 0
Cuenca del Lago Atitlán Area de Uso Multiple 110,885 protected area contained by site 0
Cuenca del Lago Atitlán Multiple Use Reserve 122,900 protected area contained by site 0
Chusita Reserva Natural Privada 82 protected area contained by site 0
Chusita Private Nature Reserve 77 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro Papa'a Parque Regional Municipal 211 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro Panan Parque Regional Municipal 765 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro Mano de León (Cerro Sija) Parque Regional Municipal 64 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro Chuiraxamoló Parque Regional Municipal 175 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro Ajaw Parque Regional Municipal 70 protected area contained by site 0
Astillero Municipal de Tecpán Parque Regional Municipal 1,610 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground, Arable land, Forestry & agro-industrial plantations, Improved pasture land, Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves, Urban parks & gardens -
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen, Pine-oak, Second-growth & disturbed -
Grassland Alpine & subalpine -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Shrubland Second-growth & disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Geothermal springs, Rivers, Streams, Water-fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
State, communal, and private.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atitlan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/07/2020.