Taboga Group - Marine

Country/territory: Panama

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 160,441 ha

Sociedad Audubon de Panamá

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Panama Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Eastern Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 1604 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 44 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 27.11 and 27.32 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 1.15 and 2.63 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Taboga Group include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Brown Pelican (LC) 1320-4538 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Taboga Group - Marine. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.