Cocos Island

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
Cocos Cuckoo Coccyzus ferrugineus VU breeding 2006 50-100 individuals A1, A2
Cocos Flycatcher Nesotriccus ridgwayi VU breeding 2006 250-500 individuals A1, A2
Cocos Finch Pinaroloxias inornata VU breeding 2006 250-999 individuals A1, 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Isla del Coco Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 99,623 protected area contained by site 99,623
Isla del Coco Parque Nacional 197,141 is identical to site 154,319
Cocos Island National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 199,790 protected area contained by site 199,790


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cocos Island. Downloaded from on 17/10/2021.