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Sierra de las Minas - Motagua


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra VU resident 1999-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A1, A2, A3
Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus EN resident 2007 50-249 individuals A1, A2, A3
White-faced Quail-dove Zentrygon albifacies LC resident 1999-2007 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei LC resident 1999 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis LC resident 1999 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens LC resident 1999-2007 50,000-99,999 individuals A2, A3
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus LC resident 1999 100,000-499,999 individuals A3
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami LC resident 1999 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti LC resident 1999 250-999 individuals A2, A3
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens LC resident 1999 1,000-2,499 individuals A2, A3
Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus LC resident 1999 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis LC resident 1999 1,000-2,499 individuals A2, A3
Russet-crowned Motmot Momotus mexicanus LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum VU resident 1997 < 50 individuals A1
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Red-throated Parakeet Psittacara rubritorquis LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A2, A3
Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons LC resident 1999 250-999 individuals A3
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo LC resident 1999 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor LC resident 1999 10,000-19,999 individuals A3
White-throated Magpie-jay Cyanocorax formosus LC resident 2004 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus LC resident 1999 50,000-99,999 individuals A2, A3
Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata LC resident 1999 250-999 individuals A2, A3
Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus LC resident 1999 50,000-99,999 individuals A2, A3
Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus LC resident 2004 250-999 individuals A3
Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus LC resident 1999 10,000-19,999 individuals A2, A3
Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis LC resident 1999 20,000-49,999 individuals A3
Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor LC resident 1999-2007 20,000-49,999 individuals A3
Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus LC resident 1999 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Rufous-collared Thrush Turdus rufitorques LC resident 1999 2,500-9,999 individuals A2, A3
Grey Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus LC resident 1999 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus LC resident 1999 1,000-2,499 individuals A3
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis LC resident 1999 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa LC resident 1999 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia EN winter 2000 1,000-2,499 individuals A1
Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli LC resident 1999 50,000-99,999 individuals A3
Pink-headed Warbler Cardellina versicolor VU resident 1999 2,500-9,999 individuals A1, A2, A3
Painted Whitestart Myioborus pictus LC resident 1999 2,500-9,999 individuals A3
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula LC resident 1999 50,000-99,999 individuals 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)
Tres Marías Reserva Natural Privada 41 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra de las Minas Buffer Zone 94,796 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve 240,803 protected area contained by site 240,803
Sierra de las Minas UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 221,051 protected area contained by site 240,803
Selempin Reserva Natural Privada 36 protected area contained by site 0
Selempin Private Nature Reserve 35 protected area contained by site 0
Saq Ha Reserva Natural Privada 8 protected area contained by site 0
Santa Rosalía Zona de Veda Definitiva 4,061 protected area contained by site 0
Santa Rosalía Zona de Veda Definitiva 4,055 protected area contained by site 0
Santa Rosa y Llano Largo Private Nature Reserve 1,083 protected area contained by site 0
Santa Rosa y Llano Largo Reserva Natural Privada 1,486 protected area overlaps with site 0
San Isidro Private Nature Reserve 730 protected area contained by site 0
San Isidro Reserva Natural Privada 825 protected area contained by site 0
Río Zarco Chiquito Reserva Natural Privada 64 protected area contained by site 0
Río Zarco Chiquito Private Nature Reserve 63 protected area contained by site 0
Río Colorado Reserva Natural Privada 12 protected area contained by site 0
Rincón del Zope Reserva Natural Privada 26 protected area contained by site 0
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bocas del Polochic Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 21,227 protected area is adjacent to site 21,227
Ram Tzul Private Nature Reserve 115 protected area contained by site 0
Ram Tzul Reserva Natural Privada 101 protected area contained by site 0
Posada Montaña del Quetzal Private Nature Reserve 50 protected area contained by site 0
Posada Montaña del Quetzal Reserva Natural Privada 127 protected area contained by site 0
Portal de las Minas Reserva Natural Privada 23 protected area contained by site 0
Peña de Angel Private Nature Reserve 14 protected area contained by site 0
Pataxte Private Nature Reserve 676 protected area contained by site 0
Pataxte Reserva Natural Privada 680 protected area overlaps with site 0
Parque Regional Municipal Cerro Grande Parque Regional Municipal 21 protected area contained by site 0
Niño Dormido Regional Park 180 protected area contained by site 0
Niño Dormido Parque Regional Municipal 166 protected area contained by site 0
Montebello Private Nature Reserve 46 protected area contained by site 0
Monte Alto Private Nature Reserve 64 protected area contained by site 0
Monte Alto Reserva Natural Privada 65 protected area contained by site 0
Montaña Larga Reserva Natural Privada 898 protected area contained by site 0
Montaña Larga Private Nature Reserve 897 protected area contained by site 0
Mario Dary Rivera Biotopo Protegido 981 protected area contained by site 1,022
Luisiana Reserva Natural Privada 2,305 protected area contained by site 0
Luisiana Private Nature Reserve 2,305 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 9 Private Nature Reserve 1,318 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 9 Reserva Natural Privada 1,178 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 8 Private Nature Reserve 1,360 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 8 Reserva Natural Privada 1,626 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 6 Reserva Natural Privada 1,388 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 6 Private Nature Reserve 1,260 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 11 Private Nature Reserve 1,260 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 11 Reserva Natural Privada 843 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 10 Private Nature Reserve 1,326 protected area contained by site 0
Lote 10 Reserva Natural Privada 1,279 protected area contained by site 0
Los Hornos Reserva Natural Privada 310 protected area contained by site 0
Los Alpes Reserva Natural Privada 73 protected area contained by site 0
Los Alpes Private Nature Reserve 74 protected area contained by site 0
Lo de China Parque Regional Municipal 39 protected area contained by site 0
Lo de China Regional Park 38 protected area contained by site 0
Llano de la Negra Reserva Natural Privada 62 protected area contained by site 0
Las Nubes Private Nature Reserve 764 protected area contained by site 0
Las Nubes Reserva Natural Privada 754 protected area contained by site 0
Las Flores Private Nature Reserve 43 protected area contained by site 0
Las Flores Reserva Natural Privada 45 protected area contained by site 0
La Palmilla Private Nature Reserve 920 protected area contained by site 0
La Palmilla Reserva Natural Privada 922 protected area contained by site 0
La Joya Reserva Natural Privada 97 protected area contained by site 0
Karnac Reserva Natural Privada 87 protected area contained by site 0
Hacienda Pastores Reserva Natural Privada 36 protected area contained by site 0
Hacienda Pastores Private Nature Reserve 34 protected area contained by site 0
Hacienda Los José Luises Private Nature Reserve 609 protected area contained by site 0
Hacienda Los Jose Luises Reserva Natural Privada 582 protected area overlaps with site 0
Finca Pujol fraccion E Reserva Natural Privada 93 protected area contained by site 0
Finca Fernando Paiz Private Nature Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 0
Finca Fernando Paiz Reserva Natural Privada 62 protected area contained by site 0
El Roble Private Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 0
El Roble Reserva Natural Privada 26 protected area contained by site 0
El Roblar Reserva Natural Privada 19 protected area contained by site 0
El Risco Reserva Natural Privada 56 protected area contained by site 0
El Reformador Parque Nacional 60 protected area contained by site 0
El Pujol fraccion C Reserva Natural Privada 91 protected area contained by site 0
El Pujol Fracción B Reserva Natural Privada 90 protected area contained by site 0
El Naranjo Private Nature Reserve 19 protected area contained by site 0
El Naranjo Reserva Natural Privada 16 protected area contained by site 0
El Ciruelo, Country Delight Private Nature Reserve 22 protected area contained by site 0
El Ciruelo, Country Delight Reserva Natural Privada 19 protected area contained by site 0
El Bosque Private Nature Reserve 849 protected area contained by site 0
El Bosque Reserva Natural Privada 843 protected area contained by site 0
El Aguacate Reserva Natural Privada 32 protected area contained by site 0
Concepción Reserva Natural Privada 2,511 protected area contained by site 0
Concepción Private Nature Reserve 2,475 protected area contained by site 0
Chajmaik Private Nature Reserve 278 protected area contained by site 0
Chajmaik Reserva Natural Privada 281 protected area contained by site 0
Chabiland Esquina Reserva Natural Privada 280 protected area contained by site 0
Chabiland Cerro Private Nature Reserve 38 protected area contained by site 0
Chabiland Cerro Reserva Natural Privada 39 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro Verde Reserva Natural Privada 755 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro Verde Private Nature Reserve 585 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro de Jesús Parque Regional Municipal 90 protected area contained by site 0
Cerro de Jesús Regional Park 90 protected area contained by site 0
Canjulá-Tocapote-Los Maijones Regional Park 498 protected area contained by site 0
Bocas del Polochic Refugio de Vida Silvestre 22,982 protected area contained by site 20,760
Biotopín Reserva Natural Privada 30 protected area contained by site 0
Biotopín Private Nature Reserve 22 protected area contained by site 0
Antigua Estancia de los Leones Reserva Natural Privada 44 protected area contained by site 0
Antigua Estancia de los Leones Private Nature Reserve 60 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground, Forestry & agro-industrial plantations, Improved pasture land, Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves -
Forest Gallery & riparian, Montane broadleaf evergreen, Pine-oak, Tropical lowland evergreen -
Grassland Second-growth & grazed -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub, Second-growth & disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
energy production and mining -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
State, communal, and private.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sierra de las Minas - Motagua. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2020.