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Location Puerto Rico (to USA), Aguas Buenas,Caguas,Cidra,Comerio,Gurabo,Juncos,San Lorenzo
Central coordinates 66o 4.95' West  18o 12.22' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 5,166 ha
Altitude 45 - 550m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc (Affiliate)



Site description La IBA de Aguas Buenas, Caguas y Comerío incluye terrenos en los municipios de Aguas Buenas, Caguas y Comerío.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata resident  1990  200 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Puerto Rican Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus vieilloti resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Screech-owl Megascops nudipes resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Anthracothorax dominicus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Not Recognised 
Green Mango Anthracothorax viridis resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Emerald Chlorostilbon maugaeus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Woodpecker Melanerpes portoricensis resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Lesser Antillean Pewee Contopus latirostris resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Flycatcher Myiarchus antillarum resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Vireo Vireo latimeri resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus resident  1978  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Bullfinch Loxigilla portoricensis resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Tanager Nesospingus speculiferus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Second-growth or disturbed forest  -
Introduced vegetation   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status En estos terrenos no existen áreas protegidas.

Further web sources of information 

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

References Pérez Rivera, Raúl A. 1981. Notas adicionales sobre la distribución geográfica de la paloma sabanera (Columba inornata wetmorei) en Puerto Rico. Science: Vol. 8, Num. 2. Pérez Rivera, Raúl A. Preliminary work on the feeding habitats, nesting habitat and reproductive activities of the plain pigeon (Columba inornata wetmorei) and the Red-necked pigeon (Columba squamosa), sympatric species: an analysis of their interaction. 1978. Science: Vol. 5, Num. 3. Rivera Milán, Frank F. Nest density and success of columbids in Puerto Rico. The Condor: 98, 100-113, 1996. Ruiz, Carlos. Soluciones a problemas encontrados en el manejo de la población cautiva de las palomas sabaneras. Abstracts of selected papers presented during the Annual Meeting of the Society of Caribbean Ornithology, Kingston, Jamaica. 1990. El Pitirre: Vol. 3 No. 3.

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