Mombacho Volcano

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
Blue-tailed Hummingbird Saucerottia cyanura LC unknown 2000-2006 unknown A3
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis VU resident 2007 unknown A3
Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC resident 2000-2006 unknown A3
Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Nicaraguan Grackle Quiscalus nicaraguensis LC unknown 2000-2006 unknown A2, A3
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris LC winter 2002-2006 50-249 individuals A1

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)
Volcan Mombacho Nature Reserve 13,886 protected area contains site 0
Volcán Mombacho Reserva Natural 2,200 protected area contained by site 0
Río Manares Reserva Natural 1,100 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub -
Forest Elfin, Montane broadleaf evergreen, Tropical deciduous, Tropical semi-deciduous -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Geothermal springs, Streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Land ownership
Publico y Privado.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mombacho Volcano. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.