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IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2021

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus NT breeding 2018 144 individuals B1a
Bearded Wood-partridge Dendrortyx barbatus VU resident 2018 35 individuals A1
Black Swift Cypseloides niger VU - 2018 239 individuals A1
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica VU - 2018 350 individuals A1
Mexican Sheartail Doricha eliza NT resident 2020 51 individuals B1a
Wood Stork Mycteria americana LC winter 2017 15,004 individuals A4, B3a
White Ibis Eudocimus albus LC passage 2019 2,540 individuals A4, B3a
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos LC winter 2016 11,635 individuals A4, B3a
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga LC winter 2015 5,171 individuals B3a
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla NT winter 2017 76 individuals B1a
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan LC winter 2017 50,600 individuals A4, B3a
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura LC winter 2012 1,225,131 individuals A4, B3a
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus LC winter 2013 1,372,070 individuals A4, B3a
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni LC winter 2012 372,582 individuals A4, B3a
Yellow-headed Amazon Amazona oratrix EN resident 2020 34 individuals A1
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi NT winter 2020 98 individuals B1a
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a winter 2012-2019 3,146,909 individuals B3c
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2017 65,604 individuals B3b

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tembladeras-Laguna Olmeca Reserva Ecológica 344 protected area contained by site 0
Sistema de Lagunas Interdunarias de la Ciudad de Veracruz Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 141 protected area contained by site 141
Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 65,516 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano Parque Nacional 65,115 protected area is adjacent to site 67
Selva Nueva y El Jaguar Área Destinada Voluntariamente a la Conservación 6 protected area contained by site 0
San Juan del Monte Área Verde Reserva para la Educación Ecológica 606 protected area contained by site 0
Punta Canales o Isla del Amor Zona Sujeta Conservacion Ecologica y de Valor Esce 7 protected area overlaps with site 0
Predio Barragán Área Verde Reserva para la Recreacción y la Educación Ecológica 2 protected area contained by site 0
Parque Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 52,238 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pancho Poza Reserva Ecológica 58 protected area contained by site 0
Pacho Nuevo Reserva Ecológica 3 protected area contained by site 0
Molino de San Roque Mejoramiento y Conservación del Ambiente y Estable 18 protected area contained by site 0
La Martinica Reserva Ecológica 50 protected area contained by site 0
La Mancha y El Llano Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,414 protected area contained by site 1,414
Francisco Javier Clavijero Parque 95 protected area contained by site 0
El Tejar Garnica Zona de Prot Ecol destinada al Mej y Cons del Amb 93 protected area contained by site 0
Cofre de Perote o Nauhcampatépetl Parque Nacional 11,531 protected area contained by site 11,479
Cerro Macuiltepetl Área Verde Reserva para la Recreacción y la Educación Ecológica 29 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro La Galaxia Área de Conservación Ecológica 35 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro de las Culebras Reserva Ecológica 35 protected area contained by site 0
Cascadas de Texolo y su entorno Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 500 protected area contained by site 500
Arroyo Moreno Reserva Ecológica 250 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical semi-evergreen, Mangrove, Montane broadleaf evergreen, Tropical coniferous, Tropical deciduous, Tropical semi-deciduous, Pine, Pine-oak -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Shrubland Scrub -
Savanna -
Other -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
Tenencia de la tierra: Ejidal, privada y federal.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Centro de Veracruz. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.