GT001
Maya - Lacandón


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata NT resident 1998 2,500-9,999 individuals A1, A3
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus LC resident 2006 220 individuals A4i
Yucatan Poorwill Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis LC resident 1997 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Wood Stork Mycteria americana LC winter 2006 250-999 individuals A4i
Bare-throated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma mexicanum LC resident 2006 500 individuals A4i
Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum VU resident 1996 < 50 individuals A1, A3
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Yellow-lored Amazon Amazona xantholora LC resident 1998 50-249 individuals A3
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina LC resident 2004 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis LC resident 2000 < 50 individuals A3
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum LC resident 2004 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii LC resident 2000 250-999 individuals A3
Yucatan Flycatcher Myiarchus yucatanensis LC resident 2000 250-999 individuals A3
Yucatan Jay Cyanocorax yucatanicus LC resident 2000 250-999 individuals A3
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi LC resident 2000 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Green-backed Sparrow Arremonops chloronotus LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma LC resident 2000 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Grey-throated Chat Granatellus sallaei LC resident 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Rose-throated Tanager Piranga roseogularis LC resident 2000 250-999 individuals A3
Black-throated Shrike-tanager Lanio aurantius LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus LC resident 1992 50-249 individuals A3
Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii LC resident 1992 50-249 individuals A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yaxhá - Nakúm - Naranjo Parque Nacional 37,248 protected area contained by site 0
Yaxhá Reserva Natural Privada 199 protected area contained by site 0
Yaxhá Private Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Txinivakán Parque Regional Municipal 6 protected area contained by site 0
Tikal National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 57,600 protected area contained by site 57,600
Tikal Parque Nacional 58,059 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra del Lacandón Parque Nacional 201,610 protected area contained by site 0
Santuario Botánico Parque Regional Municipal 8 protected area contained by site 0
Santa Rosita Reserva Natural Privada 47 protected area contained by site 0
San Miguel La Palotada - El Zotz Biotopo Protegido 35,630 protected area contained by site 0
SacPetén Parque Regional Municipal 5 protected area contained by site 0
Plancha de Piedra Parque Regional Municipal 322 protected area contained by site 0
Parque Nacional Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 37,160 protected area overlaps with site 37,160
Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 335,080 protected area contained by site 335,080
Nueva Juventud Parque Regional Municipal 44 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nitún I Reserva Natural Privada 4 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Naachtún-Dos Lagunas Protected Biotope 30,719 protected area contained by site 0
Naachtún - Dos Lagunas Biotopo Protegido 30,422 protected area contained by site 0
Monte María Reserva Natural Privada 502 protected area contained by site 0
Montañas Mayas Chiquibul Reserva de la Biosfera 144,435 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mirador - Río Azul Parque Nacional 119,159 protected area contained by site 0
Maya UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,278,689 protected area contained by site 2,095,087
Maya Zona de Amortiguamiento 848,440 protected area contained by site 0
Maya Multiple Use Zone 497,500 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna del Tigre -Río Escondido- Biotopo Protegido 47,776 protected area contained by site 45,168
Laguna del Tigre Parque Nacional 290,889 protected area contained by site 289,912
La Democracia Private Nature Reserve 148 protected area contained by site 0
La Democracia Reserva Natural Privada 149 protected area contained by site 0
Katherine Reserva Natural Privada 47 protected area contained by site 0
Finca San José Reserva Natural Privada 65 protected area contained by site 0
Finca San José Private Nature Reserve 65 protected area contained by site 0
Finca Nitún Reserva Natural Privada 3 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Finca La Esperanza Reserva Natural Privada 65 protected area contained by site 0
Finca El Cibal Reserva Natural Privada 41 protected area contained by site 0
Finca AA Private Nature Reserve 455 protected area contained by site 0
Finca AA Reserva Natural Privada 457 protected area contained by site 0
El Pilar Cultural Monument 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,077
El Manantial Reserva Natural Privada 460 protected area contained by site 0
Complejo III APSP Zona de Amortiguamiento 123,599 protected area contained by site 123,599
Cerro Cahuí Biotopo Protegido 741 protected area contained by site 0
Buenos Aires II Parque Regional Municipal 7 protected area contained by site 0
Buenos Aires I Parque Regional Municipal 14 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground, Improved pasture land, Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves -
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen, Gallery & riparian, Tropical lowland evergreen, Tropical semi-deciduous, Tropical deciduous -
Grassland Low, seasonally wet, Second-growth & grazed -
Shrubland Riparian scrub & thickets, Second-growth & disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Freshwater marshes & swamps, Rivers, Streams, Water-fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
State (National Parks and other protected areas), communal (buffer zone of the Maya Biosphere Reserve), and private.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maya - Lacandón. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2020.