Northeastern Belize

Country/territory: Belize

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2007)
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Area: 238,282 ha

Belize Audubon Society

Site description (2008 baseline)
This area is comprised of the Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve, Shipstern Nature Reserve and Fireburn – private reserves, Bacalar Chico and Honey Camp National Parks, Cerros Maya Archaeology Reserve, Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Doubloon Bank and Little Guana Caye – Bird Sanctuaries, Rocky Point Spawning Aggregation and Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve.

Key biodiversity
This 238, 282 ha area has 255 recorded species of which 250 are residents, 241 are known or thought to breed in the area, 114 are species not known to nest in the area and 105 that are considered migrants. These include species that meet the A1, A2, A3, A4i trigger criteria.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northeastern Belize. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.