North-West Suriname

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Marail Guan Penelope marail LC resident - present A3
Black Curassow Crax alector LC resident - present A3
Guianan Puffbird Notharchus macrorhynchos LC resident - present A3
Black Nunbird Monasa atra LC resident - present A3
Guianan Toucanet Selenidera piperivora LC resident - present A3
Green Araçari Pteroglossus viridis LC resident - present A3
Black-spotted Barbet Capito niger LC resident - present A3
Arrowhead Piculet Picumnus minutissimus LC resident - present A2, A3
Blood-colored Woodpecker Veniliornis sanguineus LC resident - present A2, A3
Caica Parrot Pyrilia caica LC resident - present A3
Black-headed Parrot Pionites melanocephalus LC resident - present A3
Rufous-bellied Antwren Isleria guttata LC resident - present A3
Spot-tailed Antwren Herpsilochmus sticturus LC resident - present A3
Todd's Antwren Herpsilochmus stictocephalus LC resident - present A3
Painted Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum pictum LC resident - present A3
Yellow-throated Flycatcher Conopias parvus LC resident - present A3
Finsch's Euphonia Euphonia finschi LC resident - present 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


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Freshwater lakes and pools, Freshwater marshes/swamps, Streams -
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen forest, Mangrove, River-edge (river island) forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest, Tropical lowland evergreen forest, Palm forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards, groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
Owned by the state, indigenous people from Apura and Washabo have traditional rights for hunting and fishing.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North-West Suriname. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.