The site was identified as important in 2023 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|
|Pectoral Antwren Herpsilochmus pectoralis||VU||resident||2016-2018||min 30 individuals||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2023).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Reserva Particular Do Patrimônio Natural Mata Estrela||Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural||0||protected area overlaps with site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mata Estrela. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mata-estrela-iba-brazil on 09/12/2023.