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Location Puerto Rico (to USA), Guayama,Salinas
Central coordinates 66o 13.82' West  17o 56.18' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A4iii, B4i
Area 6,917 ha
Altitude 1 - 14m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc (Affiliate)



Site description La IBA de Bahía de Jobos se encuentra al sur de Puerto Rico, entre los municipios de Salinas y Guayama. Bahía de Jobos es la segunda bahía en tamaño en Puerto Rico. Contiene una serie de cayos ubicados al sur, salitrales y manglares.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia breeding  1985-1986  93 individuals  medium  B4i  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Screech-owl Megascops nudipes resident  1997  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Mango Anthracothorax dominicus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus resident  1997  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Emerald Chlorostilbon maugaeus resident  1997  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Woodpecker Melanerpes portoricensis resident  1997  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Flycatcher Myiarchus antillarum resident  1997  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Vireo Vireo latimeri resident  2007  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus resident  1997  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Adelaide's Warbler Dendroica adelaidae resident  1997  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Yellow-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius xanthomus resident  2007  59 individuals  medium  A1, A2  Endangered 
Puerto Rican Bullfinch Loxigilla portoricensis 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 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2007  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aguirre Commonwealth Forest 938 protected area contained by site 938  
Jobos Bay Reserve National Estuarine Research Reserve 1,168 protected area contained by site 1,168  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove; Second-growth & disturbed; Tropical semi-deciduous  -
Coastline   -
Sea   -
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Introduced vegetation   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
Notes: Camping areas, route of kayak, interpretative path.
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -

Protection status Las áreas protegidas de esta IBA es la Reserva Nacional de Investigación Estuarina Bahía de Jobos administrada por el DRNA y la NOAA y el Bosque Estatal de Aguirre administrado por el DRNA.

Further web sources of information 

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

References Wunderle, Joseph M., Robert W. Waide and José Fernández. Seasonal abundance of shorebirds in the Jobos Bay Estuary in southern Puerto Rico. Journal of Field Ornithology: Vol.60, No.3, 329-339, 1988. Programa Red Limícola. Bahía de Jobos. Datos 2006. Plan de manejo para la Reserva Nacional de Investigación Estuarina de Bahía de Jobos (JOBANEER), 1997.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jobos Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014

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