|Central coordinates||79o 58.00' West 9o 16.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iv|
|Altitude||0 - 189m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description This site includes San Lorenzo National Park, plus adjacent forested areas. The lower Chagres River runs through the middle of the area, and the terrain is broken by many small streams flowing into the Chagres or the Caribbean Sea. This area was formerly the U.S. military base of Ft. Sherman. It includes the World Heritage site of colonial Fort San Lorenzo.
Key Biodiversity The site is important for migratory raptors, with 120,282 Turkey Vultures, 80,372 Broad-winged Hawks, and 60,800 Swainson's Hawks have been counted on autumn migration. The globally near-threatened Plumbeous Hawk and Great Curassow occur. Several nationally threatened species are also found, notably Rufous-necked Wood-Rail, Colombian Crake and Spotted Rail, which are known from only a few sites in Panama. A few endemics of the Central American Caribbean Slope and Darien Lowlands EBAs also occur.
Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals recorded or probably present include Water Opossum, Central American Wooly Opossum, Silky Anteater, Tricolored Bat, Geoffroy's Tamarin, Western Night Monkey, Panamanian Spiny Pocket-Mouse, Capybara, Crab-eating Raccoon, Olingo, Neotropical River Otter, Ocelot, Margay, Jaguarundi, Jaguar, Baird's Tapir and West Indian Manatee. Reptiles and amphibians include the lizard Anolis lionotus, the snakes Urotheca fulviceps and Atropoides nummifer, and American Crocodile.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi||winter||2006||50-249 individuals||poor||A1||Near Threatened|
|Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera||winter||2006||1,000-2,499 individuals||poor||A1||Near Threatened|
|Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea||passage||2006||50-249 individuals||poor||A1||Vulnerable|
|A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes||passage||2004-2005||100,000-499,999 individuals||good||A4iv|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|San Lorenzo National Park||National Park||0||protected area contained by site||9,653|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||major|
Protection status San Lorenzo National Park was established in 2005.
References Angehr, George R. 2001. Significance of the San Lorenzo Protected Area to the Integrity the Mesoamerican Biological Corredor/El Significado del Área Protegida San Lorenzo para la Integridad del Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano. CEASPA/STRI, Panama City, Panama. Angehr, George R. 2003. Directorio de areas importantes para aves en Panama. Directory of important bird areas in Panama. Panama: Sociedad Audubon de Panama. Ridgely, Robert S., and John A. Gwynne. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama (Second Edition). Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. Wetmore, Alexander. 1965. The Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 1. Tinamidae (Tinamous) to Rhynchopidae (Skimmers). Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Wetmore, Alexander. 1968. The Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 2. Columbidae (Pigeons) to Picidae (Woodpeckers). Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Wetmore, Alexander. 1973. The Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 3. Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae (Woodcreepers) to Oxyruncidae (Sharpbill). Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Wetmore, Alexander, Roger F. Pasquier, and Storrs L. Olson. 1984. The Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 4. Passeriformes: Hirundinidae (Swallows) to Fringillidae (Finches). Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
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