GT011
Guatemalan Caribbean Slope


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
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra VU resident 2002 50-249 individuals A1
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula LC resident 2006 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Yucatan Nightjar Antrostomus badius LC winter 2001 < 50 individuals A3
Campylopterus curvipennis NR resident 2001 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum VU resident 2002 < 50 individuals A1, A3
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus LC resident 2001 20,000-49,999 individuals A3
Yellow-headed Amazon Amazona oratrix EN resident 2001 60-80 individuals A1
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina LC resident 2001 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei LC resident 2001 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis LC resident 2001 < 50 individuals A3
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum LC resident 2001 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Northern Nightingale-wren Microcerculus philomela LC resident 2001 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi LC resident 2001 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Green-backed Sparrow Arremonops chloronotus LC resident 2001 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma LC resident 2001 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas LC resident 2001 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea NT passage 2002 < 50 individuals A1
Black-throated Shrike-tanager Lanio aurantius LC resident 2001 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus LC resident 2001 20,000-49,999 individuals A3
Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii LC resident 2001 2,500-9,999 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.

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)
Zavala Private Nature Reserve 670 protected area contained by site 0
Tapón Creek Private Nature Reserve 630 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra de Santa Cruz Area de Protección Especial 44,818 protected area contained by site 44,818
Sierra de las Minas UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 946,504 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sierra Caral Area de Protección Especial 20,877 protected area contained by site 20,877
Santuario de las Aves Private Nature Reserve 450 protected area contained by site 0
Santa Rosa Private Nature Reserve 675 protected area contained by site 0
Santa Elena Private Natural Reserve 136 protected area contained by site 0
Río Sarstun Multiple Use Area 35,200 protected area contained by site 0
Río Dulce National Park 13,000 protected area contained by site 13,000
Río Bonito Private Nature Reserve 1,080 protected area contained by site 0
Río Azul Private Nature Reserve 496 protected area contained by site 0
Reserva de Usos Múltiples Río Sarstún Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 35,202 protected area overlaps with site 35,202
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bocas del Polochic Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 21,227 protected area contained by site 21,227
Quebrada Seca Private Nature Reserve 474 protected area contained by site 0
Quebrada Azul Private Nature Reserve 671 protected area contained by site 0
Punta de Manabique Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 132,900 protected area contained by site 132,900
Punta de Manabique Wildlife Refuge 151,878 protected area contained by site 151,878
Montaña Chiclera Regional Park 1,489 protected area contained by site 0
Matriz Chocón Private Nature Reserve 729 protected area contained by site 0
Llano Largo Private Natural Reserve 1,471 protected area contained by site 1,471
Las Palmas Private Nature Reserve 112 protected area contained by site 0
Las Cuevas Private Nature Reserve 74 protected area contained by site 0
El Higuerito Private Natural Reserve 1,266 protected area contained by site 0
Cuevas del Silvino National Park 8 protected area contained by site 8
Chocón Machacas Protected Biotope 6,265 protected area contained by site 6,265
Cerro San Gil Watershed protection reserve 47,433 protected area contained by site 47,433
Cástulo Private Nature Reserve 570 protected area contained by site 0
Candilejas Private Nature Reserve 74 protected area contained by site 0
Bocas del Polochic Wildlife Refuge 20,760 protected area contained by site 20,760
Bahía de Santo Tomás Zona de Veda Definitiva 1,000 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground, Arable land, Forestry & agro-industrial plantations, Improved pasture land, Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves, Urban parks & gardens -
Coastline Estuarine waters, Lagoons, Sand dunes & beaches -
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen, Gallery & riparian, Mangrove, Montane broadleaf evergreen, Tropical lowland evergreen -
Grassland Second-growth & grazed -
Shrubland Second-growth & disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Freshwater marshes & swamps, Inland deltas, Riverine floodplains, Rivers, Streams, Water-fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
military -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
State (National Parks and other protected areas), communal, and private.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guatemalan Caribbean Slope. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/04/2020.