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Location Puerto Rico (to USA), Adjuntas,Ciales,Guayanilla,Jayuya,Juana Diaz,Orocovis,Peñuelas,Ponce,Utuado,Yauco
Central coordinates 66o 37.39' West  18o 10.46' North
IBA criteria A2
Area 18,250 ha
Altitude 220 - 1,330m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc (Affiliate)



Site description La IBA de la Cordillera Central se encuentra en el centro de Puerto Rico, entre los municipios de Orocovis, Ciales, Jayuya, Juana Díaz, Ponce, Utuado, Adjuntas, Peñuelas, Guayanilla y Yauco.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Puerto Rican Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus vieilloti resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Screech-owl Megascops nudipes resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Mango Anthracothorax dominicus resident  1997-1999  1 individuals  medium  A2  Least Concern 
Green Mango Anthracothorax viridis resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Emerald Chlorostilbon maugaeus resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Woodpecker Melanerpes portoricensis resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Lesser Antillean Pewee Contopus latirostris resident  2007  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Flycatcher Myiarchus antillarum resident  2007  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Vireo Vireo latimeri resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus unknown  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Adelaide's Warbler Dendroica adelaidae resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Bullfinch Loxigilla portoricensis resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Tanager Nesospingus speculiferus resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica resident  1997-1999  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Area Natural Protegida del Rio Encantado Protected Natural Area 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Bosque del Pueblo State Forest 169 protected area contained by site 0  
Bosque Estatal de Guilarte State Forest 1,418 protected area contained by site 0  
Bosque Estatal de los Tres Picachos State Forest 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro State Forest 2,733 protected area contained by site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Elfin forest; Montane broadleaf evergreen forest  -
Introduced vegetation   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
Notes: Escenic views, path, observation tower, camping areas.
nature conservation and research -
Notes: Forestry
other -
Notes: EDUCATION
water management -

Other biodiversity En esta IBA se encuentra el Coquí de Eneida (Eleutherodactylus eneidae) en estado crítico de extinción y el Coquí de la Montana (Eleutherodactylus portoricensis) en peligro de extinción.

Protection status Las áreas protegidas de esta IBA son el Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro, el Bosque Estatal de Guilarte, el Bosque del Pueblo y el Bosque Estatal Tres Picachos, que son administrados por el DRNA, y el Área Natural Protegida del Río Encantado que es administrado por el FCPR.

Further web sources of information 

Site profile from Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: key sites for conservation (BirdLife International 2008)

References Miranda Castro, Leopoldo, Alberto R. Puente and Sondra Vega Castillo. 2000. First List of the Vertebrales of Los Tres Picachos State Forest, Puerto Rico, with data on relative abundance and altitudinal distribution. Caribbean Journal of Science: Vol. 36, No. 1-2, 117-126. Rivera, Marelisa. 1997. Puerto Rican Broad-Winged Hawk and Puerto Rican Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Buteo platypterus brunnescens and Accipiter striatus venator) Recovery Plan. US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cordillera Central. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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