Lake Güija

Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2007)
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Area: 4,360 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Lake Güija is divided by the border between Guatemala and El Salvador. The IBA includes about 25% of the lake and surrounding terrestrial habitat.

Key biodiversity
Lake Güija has global importance for biome-restricted species of the Pacific Arid Slope, according to a rapid assessment (Tenez 2006). Although the site does not meet thresholds of global importance for waterbird populations, it supports thousands of migration waterbird species (Herrera & Ibarra 2005, Eisermann 2006, Sigüenza 2007).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Güija. Downloaded from on 15/07/2020.