Lachuá - Ik'bolay

Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2007)
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Area: 211,746 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Lachua-Ikbolay is located in the foothills and lowlands of the Atlantic slope of Guatemala. This IBA includes large fragments of humid evergreen broadleaf forest ranging in elevation from 150 to 1000 m.

Key biodiversity
More than 320 bird species have been recorded recently in Lachua-Ikbolay (Avendaño 2001, Eisermann 2001, 2005, Cóbar 2003). The site is important for biome-restricted species of the Gulf Caribbean Slope (18 species recorded). This site supports a small population of the globally threatened Keel-billed Motmot (Electron carinatum) (Eisermann 2005). Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) has been recorded recently during spring migration in the Laguna Lachua National Park (Welton et al. 2007).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lachuá - Ik'bolay. Downloaded from on 05/12/2020.