El Ocote

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2021 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
Great Curassow Crax rubra VU resident 2012 32 individuals A1
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus NT resident 2020 54 individuals B1a
Nava's Wren Hylorchilus navai VU resident 2012 47 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2021).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Selva El Ocote (Core zone) Biosphere Reserve Core Zone 30,728 is identical to site 30,728
Selva El Ocote UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 101,288 protected area overlaps with site 0
Selva El Ocote Reserva de la Biosfera 91,505 protected area overlaps with site 48,045


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical semi-evergreen, Tropical deciduous -
Savanna -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Land ownership
Tenencia de la tierra: Ejidal, privada y federal.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: El Ocote. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.