Christian Valley

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 50 individuals A1
Bridled Quail-dove Geotrygon mystacea LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus LC resident 2007 10 individuals A2
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Euphonia Euphonia musica LC resident 2007 present A2
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis LC resident 2007 350 individuals A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical lowland evergreen -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
energy production and mining -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Christian Valley. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.