CR009
Talamanca Highlands


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
Black Guan Chamaepetes unicolor NT breeding 2006 2,500-5,000 individuals A1, A2, A3
Black-breasted Wood-quail Odontophorus leucolaemus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Buff-fronted Quail-dove Zentrygon costaricensis LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Chiriqui Quail-dove Zentrygon chiriquensis LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Dusky Nightjar Antrostomus saturatus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Lampornis castaneoventris NR breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Black-bellied Hummingbird Eupherusa nigriventris LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Coppery-headed Emerald Elvira cupreiceps LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Fiery-throated Hummingbird Panterpe insignis LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
White-bellied Mountain-gem Lampornis hemileucus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis calolaemus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Magenta-throated Woodstar Calliphlox bryantae LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Volcano Hummingbird Selasphorus flammula LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Bare-shanked Screech-owl Megascops clarkii LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Trogon aurantiiventris NR breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno NT breeding 2006 2,000-3,000 individuals A1
Prong-billed Barbet Semnornis frantzii LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Red-fronted Parrotlet Touit costaricensis VU breeding 2006 1,000-1,500 individuals A1, A2, A3
Sulphur-winged Parakeet Pyrrhura hoffmanni LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo Scytalopus argentifrons LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Streak-breasted Treehunter Thripadectes rufobrunneus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Ruddy Treerunner Margarornis rubiginosus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Golden-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes hemichrysus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Black-capped Flycatcher Empidonax atriceps LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Dark Pewee Contopus lugubris LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Ochraceous Pewee Contopus ochraceus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Yellow-winged Vireo Vireo carmioli LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Silvery-throated Jay Cyanolyca argentigula LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Ochraceous Wren Troglodytes ochraceus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Timberline Wren Thryorchilus browni LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes melanops LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Black-billed Nightingale-thrush Catharus gracilirostris LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Sooty Thrush Turdus nigrescens LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Ptilogonys caudatus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher Phainoptila melanoxantha LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Golden-browed Chlorophonia Chlorophonia callophrys LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Sooty-capped Bush-tanager Chlorospingus pileatus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Yellow-thighed Finch Pselliophorus tibialis LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Large-footed Finch Pezopetes capitalis LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Volcano Junco Junco vulcani LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Wrenthrush Zeledonia coronata LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Flame-throated Warbler Oreothlypis gutturalis LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Black-cheeked Warbler Basileuterus melanogenys LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Collared Whitestart Myioborus torquatus LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Black-thighed Grosbeak Pheucticus tibialis LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Peg-billed Finch Acanthidops bairdi LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Slaty Flowerpiercer Diglossa plumbea LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, A3
Spangle-cheeked Tanager Tangara dowii LC breeding 2006 unknown A2, 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)
Turberas de Talamanca Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 192,520 protected area contained by site 192,520
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park World Heritage Site 567,845 protected area overlaps with site 137,695
Río Navarro-Río Sombrero Protective Zone 6,419 unknown 0
Río Macho Forest Reserve 22,631 unknown 0
Quebrada Rosario Protective Zone 27 unknown 0
Los Santos Forest Reserve 56,045 unknown 0
Los Quetzales National Park 4,112 unknown 0
Las Tablas Protective Zone 19,948 unknown 0
La Marta (privado) National Wildlife Refuge 1,326 unknown 0
Joseph Steve Friedman (privado) National Wildlife Refuge 22 unknown 0
Internacional La Amistad National Park 198,390 unknown 0
Cuenca del Río Tuis Protective Zone 4,088 unknown 0
Cuenca del Río Banano Protective Zone 9,321 unknown 0
Chirripó National Park 50,141 unknown 0
Cerro Las Vueltas Biological Reserve 802 unknown 787
Caraigres Protective Zone 3,205 unknown 3,076
Barbilla National Park 11,929 unknown 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Talamanca Highlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2017.