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Ciénaga de Zapata


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

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 resident 2005 unknown A1
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea NT resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber LC resident 1996 3,000 individuals A4i
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2005 unknown A1
Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata NT resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
Key West Quail-dove Geotrygon chrysia LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Grey-headed Quail-dove Geotrygon caniceps VU resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
Blue-headed Quail-dove Starnoenas cyanocephala EN resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii LC breeding 2006 unknown A3
Cuban Nightjar Antrostomus cubanensis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Antillean Palm-swift Tachornis phoenicobia LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae NT resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
Cuban Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus merlini LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis EN resident 2007 unknown A1
Zapata Rail Cyanolimnas cerverai CR resident 1982 rare A1, A2, A3
Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis LC resident 1999 120 individuals A4i
Cuban Pygmy-owl Glaucidium siju LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Bare-legged Screech-owl Margarobyas lawrencii LC unknown 2007 unknown A3
Gundlach's Hawk Accipiter gundlachi EN resident 2003 10 individuals A1, A3
Cuban Trogon Priotelus temnurus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Tody Todus multicolor LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Fernandina's Flicker Colaptes fernandinae VU resident 2005 150 breeding pairs A1, A3
Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris LC resident 2006 unknown A3
Cuban Amazon Amazona leucocephala NT resident 2003 100 individuals A1, A3
Cuban Parakeet Psittacara euops VU resident 2001 8 individuals A1, A3
Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Giant Kingbird Tyrannus cubensis EN resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
La Sagra's Flycatcher Myiarchus sagrae LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Pewee Contopus caribaeus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Vireo Vireo gundlachii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Crow Corvus nasicus LC resident 2005 unknown A3
Cuban Martin Progne cryptoleuca LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Zapata Wren Ferminia cerverai EN resident 2004 present A1, A2, A3
Zapata Sparrow Torreornis inexpectata VU resident 2007 unknown A1, A2, A3
Yellow-headed Warbler Teretistris fernandinae LC resident 2005 unknown A2, A3
Cuban Oriole Icterus melanopsis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius humeralis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Red-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius assimilis LC resident 2003 4 individuals A2, A3
Cuban Blackbird Ptiloxena atroviolacea LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Greater Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Western Spindalis Spindalis zena LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris LC winter 2005 unknown A1
Cuban Bullfinch Pyrrhulagra nigra NT resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Grassquit Phonipara canora LC resident 2007 unknown A3

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sistema Espeleolacustre de Zapata Elemento Natural Destacado 9,107 protected area overlaps with site 0
Península de Zapata Área Protegida de Recursos Manejados 418,928 protected area contains site 530,695
Los Sábalos Wildlife Refuge 3,242 protected area contained by site 3,242
Ciénaga de Zapata Parque Nacional 281,861 protected area overlaps with site 420,394
Ciénaga de Zapata UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 625,354 protected area overlaps with site 530,695
Ciénaga de Zapata Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 452,000 protected area overlaps with site 452,000
Canales del Hanabana Refugio de Fauna 6,710 protected area contained by site 0
Bermejas Refugio de Fauna 811 protected area contained by site 865

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Salt pans/salinas -
Sea Sea inlets -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban and industrial areas, Forestry and agro-industrial plantations, Rice paddies -
Introduced vegetation -
Forest Mangrove, Tropical semi-deciduous forest, Flooded tropical evergreen forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ciénaga de Zapata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.