Estero Real Delta and Apacunca Plains

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
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC unknown 2000-2006 unknown A3
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi LC unknown 2000-2006 unknown A3
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii LC unknown 2007 unknown A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC unknown 2000-2006 unknown 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)
Deltas del Estero Real y Llanos de Apacunca Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 81,700 protected area contained by site 81,700


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Second-growth & disturbed, Tropical deciduous, Tropical semi-evergreen, Mangrove -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Freshwater marshes & swamps, Inland deltas, Riverine floodplains, Saline & alkaline lakes -
Coastline Estuarine waters -
Shrubland Scrub -
Other -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estero Real Delta and Apacunca Plains. Downloaded from on 11/11/2019.