Cerro El Amay

Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2007)
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Area: 45,173 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Cerro El Amay is located in the Atlantic slope mountain range of Guatemala. The site includes large fragments of cloud forest and ranges in elevation from 300 to 2600 m.

Key biodiversity
Cerro Amay supports populations of two globally threatened species, Highland and Horned Guan (Penelopina nigra and Oreophasis derbinaus) (Eisermann et al. 2006, Tenez 2006; D. Unger, pers. comm.). The site is important to 17 biome-restricted species of the Madrean Highlands. It is expected to be important for a large number of species restricted to the Central American Highlands, but because of data deficiency the site does currently not apply under criterion A2. Recent ornithological information is limited to an ecological rapid assessments (Valle et al. 2005, Tenez 2006).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cerro El Amay. Downloaded from on 20/05/2019.