Cerro El Amay is an important site for biome-restricted birds of the Madrean Highlands. The site supports populations of two globally threatened species: Highland and Horned Guan. Cardamom and corn plantations, and secondary growth scrub cover 42% of the IBA. About 10% of the IBA are legally protected.
Input of unpublished data and suggestions for the delimitation of the IBA was provided during a workshop in Cobán, in August 2006, by representatives of Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP) - Las Verapaces, Asociación de Proyectos Evaluados Raxmu (PROEVAL RAXMU), Peace Corps, Cooperativa Sanimtaca, Cooperativa Samac, and Comité Central Menotita. This first assessment of IBAs in Guatemala was conducted by Sociedad Guatemalteca de Ornitología and BirdLife International in the Americas.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cerro El Amay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2022.