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Tierras altas de Santa Cruz


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Galapagos Dove Zenaida galapagoensis NT resident 2003 present A2
Galapagos Rail Laterallus spilonota VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A4i
Paint-billed Crake Neocrex erythrops LC resident 2003 present A4i
Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia CR resident 2003 present A1, A4ii
Galapagos Flycatcher Myiarchus magnirostris LC resident 2003 present A2
Galapagos Mockingbird Mimus parvulus LC resident 2003 present A2
Green Warbler-finch Certhidea olivacea VU resident 2003 present A2
Vegetarian Finch Platyspiza crassirostris LC resident 2003 present A2
Large Tree-finch Geospiza psittacula VU resident 2003 present A2
Small Tree-finch Geospiza parvula LC resident 2003 present A2
Woodpecker Finch Geospiza pallida NT resident 2003 present A2
Small Ground-finch Geospiza fuliginosa LC resident 2003 present A2
Medium Ground-finch Geospiza fortis LC resident 2003 present A2
Large Ground-finch Geospiza magnirostris LC resident 2003 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Galápagos Islands World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 14,066,514 protected area contains site 0
Galápagos Parque Nacional 789,088 protected area overlaps with site 27,800
Galápagos Reserva Marina 12,697,209 protected area contains site 27,800
Archipielágo de Colón (Galápagos) UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 14,761,844 protected area overlaps with site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tierras altas de Santa Cruz. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/tierras-altas-de-santa-cruz-iba-ecuador on 28/02/2024.