GT005
Cuchumatanes


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
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra VU resident 2000 250-999 individuals A1, A2, A3
Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus EN resident 2005 < 50 individuals A1, A2, A3
White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis LC resident 2000 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens LC resident 2000 20,000-49,999 individuals A2, A3
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus LC resident 2000 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami LC resident 2000 20,000-49,999 individuals A3
Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus LC resident 2000 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons LC resident 2000 250-999 individuals A3
Pine Flycatcher Empidonax affinis LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus LC resident 2003 < 50 individuals A1, A2, A3
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo LC resident 2000 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor LC resident 2000 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A2, A3
Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus LC resident 2000 20,000-49,999 individuals A2, A3
Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis LC resident 2000 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor LC resident 2000 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus LC resident 2000 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Rufous-collared Thrush Turdus rufitorques LC resident 2000 50,000-99,999 individuals A2, A3
Grey Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus LC resident 2000 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis LC resident 2000 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Hooded Grosbeak Hesperiphona abeillei LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Black-capped Siskin Spinus atriceps LC resident 2000 250-999 individuals A2, A3
Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri LC resident 2000 50-249 individuals A3
Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa LC resident 2000 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli LC resident 2000 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Pink-headed Warbler Cardellina versicolor VU resident 2000 2,500-9,999 individuals A1, A2, A3
Painted Whitestart Myioborus pictus LC resident 2000 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula LC resident 2000 10,000-19,999 individuals 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)
Xetaj Parque Regional Municipal 49 protected area contained by site 0
Twi A´lj Witz Parque Regional Municipal 134 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sierra de los Cuchumatanes Other Area 0 protected area contained by site 0
Piedras de Kab'tzin, San Juan Ixcoy Parque Regional Municipal 306 protected area contained by site 0
Montaña Aq'oma' Parque Regional Municipal 292 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna Yolnabaj Other Area 0 protected area contained by site 0
K'ojlab'l Tze´ te Tnom Todos Santos Cuchumatán Parque Regional Municipal 7,295 protected area contained by site 0
Häk Yahx Luúm Reserva Natural Privada 221 protected area contained by site 0
Asunlaq Parque Regional Municipal 88 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground, Arable land, Forestry & agro-industrial plantations, Improved pasture land, Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves, Urban parks & gardens -
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen, Pine-oak, Tropical coniferous -
Grassland Second-growth & grazed -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Shrubland Second-growth & disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Streams -
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Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cuchumatanes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2020.