Cosiguina Volcano

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
Great Curassow Crax rubra VU resident 2000-2006 < 50 individuals A1
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC unknown 2000-2006 unknown A3
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi LC unknown 2000-2006 unknown A3
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii LC unknown 2007 unknown A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis VU unknown 2007 unknown A3
Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus LC unknown 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Volcán Cosiguina Reserva Natural 4,100 protected area overlaps with site 0
Volcan Cosiguina Nature Reserve 11,946 is identical to site 11,946


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical deciduous, Mangrove -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground, Arable land -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub, Scrub -
Other -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cosiguina Volcano. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.