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Location Costa Rica, Guanacaste
Central coordinates 85o 46.16' West  10o 52.41' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 149,177 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Curassow Crax rubra breeding  2006  150-250 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Magpie-jay Calocitta formosa breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Banded Wren Thryothorus pleurostictus breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage Site 147,000 protected area contained by site 142,000  
Bahía Junquillal (estatal) National Wildlife Refuge 438 unknown 0  
Corredor fronterizo (estatal) National Wildlife Refuge 60,071 unknown 0  
Guanacaste National Park 33,780 unknown 0  
Riberino Zapandi Wetland 611 unknown 0  
Santa Rosa National Park 85,541 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 37%
Notes: Agropecuario
nature conservation and research 63%
Notes: Agua, Bosque, Mangle

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guanacaste lowlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014

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