CU020
Delta del Cauto


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus NT resident 2006 unknown A1
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea NT breeding 2003 150 breeding pairs A1, A3, A4i
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber LC breeding 2006 20,000 individuals A4i
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2007 unknown A1
Cuban Nightjar Antrostomus cubanensis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Antillean Palm-swift Tachornis phoenicobia LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus merlini LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC resident 2006 10,000 individuals A4i
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla LC winter 2006 10,000 individuals A4i
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus LC passage 2006 3,000 individuals A4i
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes LC winter 2006 5,000 individuals A4i
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2007 50 individuals B4i
Cuban Pygmy-owl Glaucidium siju LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Bare-legged Screech-owl Margarobyas lawrencii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Gundlach's Hawk Accipiter gundlachi EN resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
Cuban Trogon Priotelus temnurus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Tody Todus multicolor LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Fernandina's Flicker Colaptes fernandinae EN resident 2006 13 breeding pairs A1, A3
Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris LC resident 2006 unknown A3
Cuban Parakeet Psittacara euops VU resident 2007 250 individuals A1, A3
Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
La Sagra's Flycatcher Myiarchus sagrae LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Pewee Contopus caribaeus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Vireo Vireo gundlachii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius humeralis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Blackbird Ptiloxena atroviolacea LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Greater Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Oriole Icterus melanopsis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Western Spindalis Spindalis zena LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris LC passage 2005 unknown A1
Cuban Bullfinch Pyrrhulagra nigra NT resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Grassquit Phonipara canora LC resident 2007 unknown A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a - 2007 50,000-99,999 unknown A4iii

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)
Ojo de Agua Refugio de Fauna 1,492 protected area contained by site 0
Humedal Delta del Cauto Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 47,836 protected area contained by site 0
Delta del Cauto Refugio de Fauna 53,830 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons, Estuarine waters, Freshwater lakes and pools, Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Sea -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta del Cauto. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2022.