Parque Nacional Aguaro-Guariquito

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda LC resident 2003 present A3
Yellow-knobbed Curassow Crax daubentoni NT resident 2003 present A1, A3
Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata NT resident 2003 present A1
Dwarf Cuckoo Coccycua pumila LC resident 2003 present A3
Pale-headed Jacamar Brachygalba goeringi LC resident 2003 present A3
White-bearded Flycatcher Phelpsia inornata LC resident 2003 present A3
Venezuelan Flycatcher Myiarchus venezuelensis LC resident 2003 present A3
Stripe-backed Wren Campylorhynchus nuchalis LC resident 2003 present A3
Orinocan Saltator Saltator orenocensis LC resident 2003 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Aguaro-Guariquito National Park 585,750 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery (or Riparian) forest -
Savanna -
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral pools and wetlands, Freshwater marshes/swamps, Rivers, Streams, Sand dunes and beaches -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Aguaro-Guariquito. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.