Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2007)
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Area: 71,429 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Sacranix is located in the Atlantic slope mountain range of Guatemala. Bordered by the rivers Chixoy, Cahabon, and Sachichaj, this IBA includes large fragments of forest extending from cloud forest at 2200 m elevation to rainforest at 300 m.

Key biodiversity
More than 320 bird species have been recorded recently in Sacranix (Eisermann 2000, 2001), including a population of the globally threatened Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra) (Eisermann 2005). The site supports populations of 11 range-restricted species of the North Central American Highlands, 28 biome-restricted species of the Madrean Highlands, and 15 species restricted to the Gulf Caribbean Slope.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sacranix. Downloaded from on 15/01/2021.