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Sian Ka'an


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
Slaty-breasted Tinamou Crypturellus boucardi LC resident 1995 - A3
Great Curassow Crax rubra VU resident 1995 present A1
Black-throated Bobwhite Colinus nigrogularis LC resident 1995 present A3
Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata NT resident 1995 present A1, A3
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala NT resident 1995 present A1, A3
Grey-headed Dove Leptotila plumbeiceps LC resident 1995 - A3
Yucatan Poorwill Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus LC resident 1995 present A3
Yucatan Nightjar Antrostomus badius LC resident 1995 present A3
Wood Stork Mycteria americana LC non-breeding 1995 present A4i
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor LC non-breeding 1995 present A4i
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens LC non-breeding 1995 present A4ii
Double-crested Cormorant Nannopterum auritus LC non-breeding 1995 present A4i
Yucatan Woodpecker Melanerpes pygmaeus LC resident 1995 present A3
Yellow-lored Amazon Amazona xantholora LC resident 1995 present A3
Aztec Parakeet Eupsittula astec LC resident 1995 - A3
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina LC resident 1995 present A3
Yucatan Flycatcher Myiarchus yucatanensis LC resident 1995 present A3
Yucatan Vireo Vireo magister LC resident 1995 present A3
Yucatan Jay Cyanocorax yucatanicus LC resident 1995 present A3
Black Catbird Melanoptila glabrirostris NT resident 1995 present A1, A3
Green-backed Sparrow Arremonops chloronotus LC resident 1995 present A3
Orange Oriole Icterus auratus LC resident 1995 present A3
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas LC resident 1995 present A3
Grey-throated Chat Granatellus sallaei LC resident 1995 present A3
Rose-throated Tanager Piranga roseogularis LC resident 1995 present A3
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus LC resident 1995 - 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


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Uaymil Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna 89,118 protected area overlaps with site 83,377
Sian Ka'An Biosphere Reserve 528,148 protected area contained by site 528,148
Sian Ka'an UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 528,148 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sian Ka'an Reserva de la Biosfera 281,862 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sian Ka'an World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 528,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sian Ka'an Reserva de la Biosfera 281,862 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sian Ka'an Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 652,193 protected area overlaps with site 0
Santuario del Manatí, Bahía de Chetumal Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica 277,317 protected area overlaps with site 0
Caribe Mexicano Profundo Reserva de la Biosfera 5,754,055 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical semi-deciduous, Tropical deciduous, Second-growth & disturbed, Mangrove -
Wetlands (inland) -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Land ownership
Tenencia de la tierra: Privada y federal.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sian Ka'an. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/07/2020.