Lake Olomega

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC unknown - unknown A3
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi LC resident - unknown A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis VU resident - unknown A3
Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi LC resident - unknown A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC resident - unknown A3
Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus LC resident - unknown A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
San Antonio Silva Area Natural Protegida 34 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna de Olomega Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 7,557 protected area overlaps with site 7,184


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical semi-deciduous, Tropical lowland evergreen, Gallery & riparian -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools -
Grassland Low, seasonally wet -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves -
Other -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Olomega. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.