Cuenca baja del Río Papagayo

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
West Mexican Chachalaca Ortalis poliocephala LC resident 2003-2011 12 individuals A3
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC resident 2003 5 individuals A3
Colima Pygmy-owl Glaucidium palmarum LC resident 2003-2007 7 individuals A3
Citreoline Trogon Trogon citreolus LC resident 2003 9 individuals A3
Russet-crowned Motmot Momotus mexicanus LC resident 2003 8 individuals A3
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysogenys LC resident 2003-2007 19 individuals A3
Lilac-crowned Amazon Amazona finschi EN resident 2011 present A1, A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis VU resident 2003-2011 14 individuals A3
Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi LC resident 2003-2011 11 individuals A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC resident 2003-2011 54 individuals A3
San Blas Jay Cyanocorax sanblasianus LC resident 2011 present A3
Sclater's Wren Campylorhynchus humilis LC resident 2011 36 individuals A3
Happy Wren Pheugopedius felix LC resident 2003 7 individuals A3
Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus LC resident 2011 4 individuals A3
Yellow-winged Cacique Cassiculus melanicterus LC resident 2003-2011 33 individuals A3
Red-breasted Chat Granatellus venustus LC resident 2011 present A3
Orange-breasted Bunting Passerina leclancherii LC resident 2003-2007 6 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.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove, Pine, Pine-oak, River-edge (river-island), Tropical deciduous, Tropical semi-deciduous -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
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Land ownership

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cuenca baja del Río Papagayo. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.