Bigi Pan

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Wood Stork Mycteria americana LC resident 2000-2005 2,000 individuals A4i
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus LC non-breeding 2000-2004 1,200 individuals A4i
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla NT non-breeding 2000-2004 6,000-37,000 individuals A4i
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus LC passage 2000-2004 1,200 individuals A4i
Rufous Crab-hawk Buteogallus aequinoctialis NT resident - present A2
Arrowhead Piculet Picumnus minutissimus LC resident - present A2
Blood-colored Woodpecker Veniliornis sanguineus LC resident - present A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2000-2004 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Hertenrits Nature Reserve 100 protected area contained by site 100
Bigi Pan Multiple Use Management Area 153,768 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Ephemeral pools and wetlands, Freshwater lakes and pools, Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Salt pans & salinas -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
The Bigi Pan area is owned by the state Suriname is placed at the disposal of the Ministry of Physical Planning Land and Forest Management.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bigi Pan. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.