BZ004
Belize Coastal and near shore islands


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
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula LC resident 1990-2007 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Black-throated Bobwhite Colinus nigrogularis LC resident 1990-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 1990-2007 10,000-19,999 individuals A1
Yucatan Nightjar Antrostomus badius LC resident 1990-2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis LC resident 1990-2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens NT resident 1990-2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A4i
Yucatan Woodpecker Melanerpes pygmaeus LC resident 1990-2007 unknown A3
Yellow-lored Amazon Amazona xantholora LC resident 1990-2007 unknown A3
Yellow-headed Amazon Amazona oratrix EN resident 1990-2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A1
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina LC resident 1990-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum LC resident 1990-2007 50-249 individuals A3
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii LC resident 1990-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Yucatan Flycatcher Myiarchus yucatanensis LC resident 1990-2007 unknown A3
Yucatan Jay Cyanocorax yucatanicus LC resident 1990-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Black Catbird Melanoptila glabrirostris NT resident 1990-2007 50-249 individuals A1, A2, A3
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi LC resident 1990-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Green-backed Sparrow Arremonops chloronotus LC resident 1990-2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma LC resident 1990-2007 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Orange Oriole Icterus auratus LC resident 1990-2007 unknown A3
Black-faced Grosbeak Caryothraustes poliogaster LC resident 1990-2007 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Black-throated Shrike-tanager Lanio aurantius LC resident 1990-2007 250-999 individuals A3
Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus LC resident 1990-2007 50-249 individuals A3
Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii LC resident 1990-2007 250-999 individuals 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)
Un-named Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary 1 protected area contained by site 1
Temash-Sarstoon National Park 16,592 protected area contained by site 16,592
Swasey Bladen Forest Reserve 6,070 protected area contained by site 6,070
Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary 3,630 protected area contained by site 3,630
Sarstoon Temash National Park Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16,955 protected area contained by site 16,955
Port Honduras Marine Reserve 40,914 protected area contained by site 40,914
Monkey Caye Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary 1 protected area contained by site 1
Monkey Caye Forest Reserve 591 protected area contained by site 591
Mango Creek 1 Forest Reserve 5,583 protected area contained by site 5,583
Manatee Forest Reserve 36,393 protected area overlaps with site 3,300
Machaca Creek Forest Reserve 1,262 protected area contained by site 1,262
Los Salones Bird Sanctuary 1 protected area contained by site 1
Hol Chan Marine Reserve 5,397 protected area overlaps with site 1,638
Grants Works Forest Reserve 3,072 protected area contained by site 3,072
Gra Gra Lagoon National Park 484 protected area contained by site 484
Golden Stream Corridor Preserve Private Reserve 6,086 protected area contained by site 6,086
Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary 3,681 protected area contained by site 3,681
Deep River Forest Reserve 31,798 protected area contained by site 31,798
Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 73,046 protected area contained by site 73,046
Caye Caulker Forest Reserve 40 protected area contained by site 40
Caye Caulker Marine Reserve 3,913 protected area contained by site 3,913
Burdon Canal Nature Reserve 1,969 protected area contained by site 1,969
Block 127 Private Reserve 3,565 protected area contained by site 3,565
Bird Caye Bird Sanctuary 1 protected area contained by site 1
Altun Ha Archaeological Reserve 38 protected area contained by site 38
Aguacaliente (Luha) Wildlife Sanctuary 2,223 protected area contained by site 2,223

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Savanna -
Artificial - terrestrial -
Forest Mangrove -
Sea -
Shrubland -
Coastline -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Belize Coastal and near shore islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2019.