JM005
Cockpit Country


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 unknown A1
Ring-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas caribaea VU resident 1998-2006 unknown A1, A2
Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata NT resident 1998-2006 unknown A1
Crested Quail-dove Geotrygon versicolor NT resident 1998-2006 unknown A1, A2
Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo Coccyzus pluvialis LC resident 2001 unknown A2
Jamaican Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus vetula LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Jamaican Tody Todus todus LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Jamaican Woodpecker Melanerpes radiolatus LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Black-billed Amazon Amazona agilis VU resident 2000-2006 15,000-19,000 unknown A1, A2
Yellow-billed Amazon Amazona collaria VU resident 2000-2006 10,000-16,000 unknown A1, A2
Jamaican Becard Pachyramphus niger LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Large Jamaican Elaenia Elaenia fallax LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Small Jamaican Elaenia Myiopagis cotta LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Sad Flycatcher Myiarchus barbirostris LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Myiarchus validus LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Stolid Flycatcher Myiarchus stolidus LC resident 2002-2005 1 individuals A2
Jamaican Pewee Contopus pallidus LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Blue Mountain Vireo Vireo osburni NT resident 2002-2006 6 individuals A1, A2
Jamaican Vireo Vireo modestus LC resident 2002-2005 18 individuals A2
Jamaican Crow Corvus jamaicensis LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea VU resident 2007 unknown A1, A2
Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis LC resident 2002-2005 11 individuals A2
White-eyed Thrush Turdus jamaicensis LC resident 2002-2005 9 individuals A2
White-chinned Thrush Turdus aurantius LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Jamaican Euphonia Euphonia jamaica LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Jamaican Oriole Icterus leucopteryx LC resident 2002-2005 11 individuals A2
Jamaican Blackbird Nesopsar nigerrimus EN resident 1998-2006 unknown A1, A2
Arrowhead Warbler Setophaga pharetra LC resident 1998-2006 4 individuals A2
Jamaican Spindalis Spindalis nigricephala LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Orangequit Euneornis campestris LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit Loxipasser anoxanthus LC resident 1998-2006 unknown A2

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Windsor Forest Reserve 524 protected area contained by site 0
Troy Forest Reserve 245 protected area overlaps with site 0
Stonehenge Forest Reserve 401 protected area contained by site 0
Ruthven Forest Reserve 127 protected area contained by site 0
Peru Mountain Forest Reserve 234 protected area contained by site 0
Hyde Forest Reserve 542 protected area contained by site 0
Garlands Forest Reserve 150 protected area overlaps with site 0
Forest Mountain Forest Reserve 126 protected area contained by site 0
Dromily 'B' Forest Reserve 25 protected area contained by site 0
Dromily 'A' Forest Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 0
Cooks Bottom Forest Reserve 201 protected area contained by site 0
Cockpit Country Forest Reserve 22,175 protected area contained by site 0
Chatsworth Forest Reserve 344 protected area contained by site 0
Bottom Hampden Forest Reserve 194 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Introduced vegetation -
Other -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cockpit Country. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.