El Jaguar

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra VU resident 2002-2006 50-249 individuals A1, A2, A3
White-faced Quail-dove Zentrygon albifacies LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
Green-breasted Mountain-gem Lampornis sybillae LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A2, A3
White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
Three-wattled Bellbird Procnias tricarunculatus VU resident 2002-2006 30 individuals A1, A2
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A2, A3
Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera NT winter 2002-2006 50-249 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen, Pine-oak, Second-growth & disturbed -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: El Jaguar. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.