Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber LC resident 2007 500 individuals B4i
Bare-eyed Pigeon Patagioenas corensis LC resident 2007 unknown A3
Least Tern Sternula antillarum LC breeding 2007 412 individuals B4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2007 20 individuals A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC resident 2007 360 individuals B4i
Yellow-shouldered Amazon Amazona barbadensis VU resident 2007 250 individuals A1, A2, A3
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus LC resident 2007 20 individuals A2

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Washington-Slagbaai (Bonaire) National Park 5,900 protected area overlaps with site 5,900
Het Gotomeer Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 150 protected area overlaps with site 0
De Slagbaai Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 90 protected area contained by site 90
Bonaire National Marine Park 2,700 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire. Downloaded from on 13/08/2020.