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Laguna de la Cocha


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Grey-breasted Mountain-toucan Andigena hypoglauca LC resident 2003 present A1
Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptosittaca branickii LC resident 2003 present A1
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi NT resident 2003 present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
San Gabriel Reserva Natural de la Sociedad Civil 1 protected area contained by site 0
Rio Bobo y Buesaquillo Reservas Forestales Protectoras Nacionales 4,709 protected area overlaps with site 0
Miraflorez Reserva Natural de la Sociedad Civil 2 protected area contained by site 0
Miraflores Reserva Natural de la Sociedad Civil 2 protected area contained by site 0
Las Margaritas Reserva Natural de la Sociedad Civil 0 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna La Cocha Cerro Patascoy Reservas Forestales Protectoras Nacionales 49,888 protected area overlaps with site 40,000
Laguna de la Cocha Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 39,000 protected area contained by site 39,000
Isla de la Corota Santuario de Fauna y Flora 8 protected area contained by site 0
El Laurel Reserva Natural de la Sociedad Civil 0 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub, Semihumid/humid montane scrub -
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, Polylepis woodland, Second-growth or disturbed forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved pasture land -
Grassland Second-growth or grazed grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Laguna de la Cocha. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/laguna-de-la-cocha-iba-colombia on 21/02/2024.