Neotropical Migrants in the Tropical Andes
The Tropical Andes (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela) have been recognized at a global level as one of the highest priority areas for the conservation of biodiversity. The region hosts one of the highest concentrations of species on the planet and is extremely threatened because approximately 50% of its natural habitat has been altered or destroyed. In addition the Tropical Andes offer refuge to 159 Neotropical migrants whose survival depends on the health of the region’s varied habitats.
This web site provides extensive information on Neotropical migrants in the Tropical Andes to support efforts to conserve critical areas for both resident and migratory birds sharing the same habitat.
Links to key information on sites and species:
- IBAs for migratory birds:
This link provides specific information on the status of 383 sites that host Neotropical migratory species. A description of each site along with a map with links to Google Earth is provided.
- Recorded species:
This link provides detailed information on the 159 migratory species identified in the Tropical Andes. A status report on each species along with new distribution maps and photos are provided.
- Contacts and Downloads:
This link provides information on this initiative and its findings, key documents on Neotropical migrants, Partners in Flight, Shorebird, Waterbird and Duck Plans, Conventions, etc.
This initiative was made possible by a generous grant from the USFWS’s Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act.
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