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Río Máximo


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
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus NT resident 2003 unknown A1
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea NT resident 2003 1,000 individuals A1, A3, A4i
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber LC breeding 2003 100,000 individuals A4i
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 2003 unknown A1
Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata NT resident 2003 unknown A1, A3
Key West Quail-dove Geotrygon chrysia LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Geotrygon caniceps NR resident 2007 unknown A1, A3
Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii LC breeding 2006 unknown A3
Cuban Nightjar Antrostomus cubanensis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Antillean Palm-swift Tachornis phoenicobia LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Coccyzus merlini NR resident 2007 unknown A3
Pelecanus occidentalis NR resident 2007 800 individuals B4i
Double-crested Cormorant Nannopterum auritus LC breeding 2007 40,000 individuals A4i
Cuban Pygmy-owl Glaucidium siju LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Bare-legged Screech-owl Margarobyas lawrencii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Gundlach's Hawk Accipiter gundlachi EN resident 2003 unknown A1, A3
Cuban Trogon Priotelus temnurus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Tody Todus multicolor LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Fernandina's Flicker Colaptes fernandinae VU resident 2003 unknown A1, A3
Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris LC resident 2006 unknown A3
Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
La Sagra's Flycatcher Myiarchus sagrae LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Pewee Contopus caribaeus LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Vireo Vireo gundlachii LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Crow Corvus nasicus LC resident 2003 unknown A3
Cuban Martin Progne cryptoleuca LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Gnatcatcher Polioptila lembeyei LC resident 2003 unknown A2, A3
Oriente Warbler Teretistris fornsi LC resident 2003 2-132 individuals A2, A3
Icterus dominicensis NR resident 2007 unknown A3
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius humeralis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Blackbird Ptiloxena atroviolacea LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Greater Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Western Spindalis Spindalis zena LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris LC resident 2003 unknown A1
Pyrrhulagra nigra NR resident 2007 unknown A3
Cuban Grassquit Phonipara canora LC resident 2007 unknown A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2007 50,000-99,999 unknown A4iii

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)
Río Máximo Wildlife Refuge 22,580 is identical to site 0
Humedal Río Máximo-Cagüey Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 22,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove, Gallery (or Riparian) forest, Flooded tropical evergreen forest, Tropical lowland evergreen forest, Tropical deciduous forest -
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Coastal lagoons, Estuarine waters, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Freshwater marshes/swamps, Rivers, Streams -
Sea Sea inlets, Shallow marine areas, coral reefs and keys -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Río Máximo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2020.