BZ005
Belize Off-shore and Barrier 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
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 1969-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A1
Red-footed Booby Sula sula LC resident 1969-2007 10,000-19,999 individuals A4ii
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 1969-2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A4i
Yucatan Vireo Vireo magister LC breeding 1969-2007 250-999 individuals A2
Black Catbird Melanoptila glabrirostris NT breeding 1969-2007 50-249 individuals A1, A2
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera NT passage 1969-2007 50-249 individuals A1
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea NT passage 1969-2007 50-249 individuals A1

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)
Vincent's Lagoon Special Management Area Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 2,601 protected area contained by site 0
South Water Caye South Water Caye Marine Reserve 47,702 protected area contained by site 47,702
South Point Turneffe Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 558 protected area overlaps with site 558
South Point Lighthouse Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 533 protected area overlaps with site 533
South Point Spawning Aggregation Site Reserves 544 protected area contained by site 0
Seal Caye, Sapodilla Cayes Spawning Aggregation Site Reserves 647 protected area contained by site 0
Seal Caye Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 648 protected area overlaps with site 648
Sapodilla Cayes Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve 15,618 protected area overlaps with site 13,517
Sandbore Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 521 protected area overlaps with site 521
Sandbore Spawning Aggregation Site Reserves 518 protected area contained by site 0
Rise and Fall Bank Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 1,721 protected area overlaps with site 1,721
Preservation Zone Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 1,189 protected area contained by site 0
Northern Two Cayes Nassau Grouper & Species Protection 375 protected area contained by site 0
Northern Glovers Reef Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 622 protected area overlaps with site 622
Northern Glover's Reef Spawning Aggregation Site Reserves 728 protected area contained by site 0
Nicholas Caye Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 673 protected area overlaps with site 673
Maugre Caye, Turneffe Atoll Nassau Grouper & Species Protection 776 protected area contained by site 0
Maugre Caye Conservation Zone Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 4,389 protected area contained by site 0
Man of War Caye Bird Sanctuary 1 protected area overlaps with site 1
Long Bouge Conservation Zone Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 855 protected area contained by site 0
Laughing Bird Caye National Park 4,095 protected area contained by site 4,095
Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument 3,925 protected area contained by site 0
Glover's Reef Specially Protected Area (Cartagena Convention) 35,067 protected area contained by site 0
Glover's Reef Glover's Reef Marine Reserve 35,067 protected area contained by site 7,070
Gladden Spit Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 1,617 protected area overlaps with site 1,617
Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve 10,360 protected area contained by site 10,360
Gladden Spit Spawning Aggregation Site Reserves 1,453 protected area contained by site 0
General Use Zone Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 111,577 protected area contained by site 0
Emily or Caye Glory Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 547 protected area overlaps with site 547
Emily or Caye Glory Spawning Aggregation Site Reserves 544 protected area contained by site 0
Dog Flea Spawning Aggregation Marine Reserve 576 protected area overlaps with site 576
Dog Flea Caye Conservation Zone Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 3,016 protected area contained by site 0
Dog Flea Caye Spawning Aggregation Site Reserves 570 protected area contained by site 0
Cockroach-Grassy Caye Special Mangement Area Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 886 protected area contained by site 0
Cockroach Bay Public Reserve 8 protected area contained by site 0
Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Marine Reserve 3,913 protected area overlaps with site 0
Caye Brokel Conservation Zone Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 5,540 protected area contained by site 0
Caye Bokel Spawning Aggregation Site Reserves 557 protected area contained by site 0
Blue Hole Natural Monument 414 protected area contained by site 414
Blackbird Caye Conservation Zone Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve 1,620 protected area contained by site 0
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 96,300 protected area overlaps with site 96,300

Habitats

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Belize Off-shore and Barrier Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2020.