This area is comprised of the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary which is also a RAMSAR site, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Monkey Bay National Park, Monkey Bay – a private reserve, Runaway Creek – a private reserve and the Manatee Forest Reserve. Crooked Tree and the surrounding wetlands make up a complex that was identified as important during the water bird risk assessment.
This 160,345 ha area has 400 recorded species of which 277 are residents, 243 are known or thought to breed in the area, 155 are species not known to nest in the area and 123 that are considered migrants. These include species that meet the A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii trigger criteria.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Crooked Tree and associated wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2019.