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State of the world's birds case studies

Introduction: The importance of birds to biodiversity
State: What we know about the changing state of birds
Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications


  • Yépez, I., Devenish, C. and Clay, R. P. (2010) Important Bird Areas in the Amazon Basin. Quito: BirdLife International Americas Secretariat.
  • BirdLife International and Conservation International (2005) Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves en los Andes Tropicales: sitios prioritarios para la conservacíon de la biodiversidad [Important Bird Areas in the Tropical Andes: priority sites for biodiversity conservation]. Quito: BirdLife International. [In Spanish]

Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2015) Country profile: Colombia. Available from: Checked: 2015-11-25

Colombia at a glance





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Total number of birds 1826
Globally threatened birds 119
Country endemics 76

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 124
Total IBA area 8,031,606 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 20