Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2007)
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Area: 145,036 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Chiquibul is located in the Atlantic slope lowlands, bordered in the east by Belize.

Key biodiversity
Chiquibul supports a population of the threatened Keel-billed Motmot (Electron carinatum) (J. Madrid, pers. comm.). Recent ornithological information is limited to an ecological rapid assessment (AHT 2000) and some additional species records (Vargas et al. 2006, Eisermann & Avendaño 2007). The site is expected to be important for a large number of species restricted to the Gulf Caribbean Slope; because of data deficiency the site does currently not apply under under the criterion of importance for biome-restricted species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chiquibul. Downloaded from on 03/12/2020.