Aux Diablotins

Country/territory: Haiti

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2008)
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Area: 1,980 ha

Site description (2007 baseline)
Aux Diablotins extends in a narrow band from Morne d'Enfer to Morne Kaderneau (down to 1,500 m north and 1,600 mete south), includes the Massif de la Selle escarpment and occupy approximately 1,500 ha of cliffs. It is bordered by the natural features of the escarpment. Altitude reaches 2282 at Morne Cabaio. Population around Aux Diablotins is made of the former workforce brought in La Scierie area when the pine forest was under national exploitation during the mid 1950's. However, on the north side in Belle-Fontaine, families had been established since colonial times

Key biodiversity
Aux Diablotins is one of the most important sites for nesting of Black-capped Petrels in Haiti. Other endangered include La Selle Trush and Hispaniolan Crossbill, the Vulnerable Hispaniolan Parakeet and Parrots (both not reported for La Visite area), Golden Swallow, Bicknell's Thrush and Western Chat-Tanager. In addition are found endemics such as the Narrow-billed Tody. Last inventory of January-February 2005, included misnetting, sight counting and banding from 5:00 am to 7pm in addition to Petrel surveys on La Visite - Cabaio. Inventory had not been done in the area of Morne d'Enfer and Kaderneau since the 1980s. Due to agriculture in the Grand-Fond and Belle-Fontaine regions and the perception that petrels are bad spirite, it would be wise to have implementation of this IBA as a priority.

Non-bird biodiversity: This area is habitat for Plagiodontia aedium. and endemic plants that are only locally found in specific spots such as Morne D'enfer, Morne La Visite, Morne Cabaio etc.

Florence Sergile, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Aux Diablotins. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.