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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


  • Freile, J.F. and Santander, T. (eds) (2005) Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves en Ecuador [Important Bird Areas in Ecuador]. Quito: Aves y Conservación (Corporación Ornitiológica del Ecuador), BirdLife International, Conservación Internacional y Ministerio del Ambiente de Ecuador. [In Spanish]
  • 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 (2016) Country profile: Ecuador. Available from: Checked: 2016-10-28

Ecuador at a glance





BirdLife Partner

Aves & Conservacion


Total number of birds 1588
Globally threatened birds 99
Country endemics 36

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 109
Total IBA area 9,253,114 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 9