The site was identified as important in 2015 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Crestless Curassow Mitu tomentosum||NT||resident||2015||present||A1|
|Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata||NT||resident||2012-2015||136-3,398 individuals||A1, A4i|
|Blackish-grey Antshrike Thamnophilus nigrocinereus||NT||resident||2015||present||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2015).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Palm forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest, Tropical lowland evergreen forest, Gallery (or Riparian) forest||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Freshwater lakes and pools, Artificial wetlands||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|energy production and mining||-|
|nature conservation and research||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Taparas. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/taparas-iba-colombia on 03/10/2023.