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Location Costa Rica, Alajuela,Guanacaste,Puntarenas
Central coordinates 84o 46.23' West  10o 18.46' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 98,379 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Prong-billed Barbet Semnornis frantzii breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black Guan Chamaepetes unicolor resident  2006  250-999 individuals  poor  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Great Curassow Crax rubra resident  2006  50-249 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-breasted Wood-quail Odontophorus leucolaemus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Purplish-backed Quail-dove Zentrygon lawrencii breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Buff-fronted Quail-dove Zentrygon costaricensis breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Chiriqui Quail-dove Zentrygon chiriquensis breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus resident  2006  4 individuals  medium  A1  Endangered 
Red-fronted Parrotlet Touit costaricensis resident  2006  50-249 individuals  poor  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Bare-shanked Screech-owl Megascops clarkii breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Lampornis castaneoventris breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Not Recognised 
Fiery-throated Hummingbird Panterpe insignis breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Coppery-headed Emerald Elvira cupreiceps breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Hummingbird Eupherusa nigriventris breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-bellied Mountain-gem Lampornis hemileucus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis calolaemus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Magenta-throated Woodstar Calliphlox bryantae breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Trogon aurantiiventris breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Not Recognised 
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno resident  2006  100-250 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum breeding  2006  < 50 individuals  poor  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Rufous-winged Woodpecker Piculus simplex breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Bare-necked Umbrellabird Cephalopterus glabricollis breeding  2006  50-100 individuals  medium  A1, A2, A3  Endangered 
Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Three-wattled Bellbird Procnias tricarunculatus breeding  2000-2006  50-250 individuals  medium  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Tawny-chested Flycatcher Aphanotriccus capitalis resident  2006  < 50 individuals  poor  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Dark Pewee Contopus lugubris breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-capped Flycatcher Empidonax atriceps breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Golden-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes hemichrysus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Streak-crowned Antvireo Dysithamnus striaticeps breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo Scytalopus argentifrons breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Ruddy Treerunner Margarornis rubiginosus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Buffy Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes lawrencii breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Streak-breasted Treehunter Thripadectes rufobrunneus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher Phainoptila melanoxantha breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Ptilogonys caudatus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Wren Thryothorus atrogularis breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Stripe-breasted Wren Thryothorus thoracicus breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Ochraceous Wren Troglodytes ochraceus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Northern Nightingale-wren Microcerculus philomela breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes melanops breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Flame-throated Warbler Parula gutturalis breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Collared Redstart Myioborus torquatus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-cheeked Warbler Basileuterus melanogenys breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Wrenthrush Zeledonia coronata breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Sooty-faced Finch Arremon crassirostris breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-thighed Finch Pselliophorus tibialis breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Shrike-tanager Lanio leucothorax breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-and-gold Tanager Bangsia arcaei resident  2006  400-600 individuals  poor  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Spangle-cheeked Tanager Tangara dowii breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Sulphur-rumped Tanager Heterospingus rubrifrons breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-and-yellow Tanager Chrysothlypis chrysomelas breeding  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Slaty Flowerpiercer Diglossa plumbea breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Sooty-capped Bush-tanager Chlorospingus pileatus breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Tawny-capped Euphonia Euphonia anneae breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Golden-browed Chlorophonia Chlorophonia callophrys breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-thighed Grosbeak Pheucticus tibialis breeding  2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-faced Grosbeak Caryothraustes poliogaster breeding  2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Alberto Manuel Brenes Biological Reserve 7,800 unknown 0  
Arenal National Park 12,080 unknown 11,898  
Arenal-Monteverde Protective Zone 28,314 unknown 0  
Cuenca del Río Abangares Protective Zone 4,367 unknown 0  
Curi Cancha National Wildlife Refuge 71 protected area contained by site 68  
Montes de Oro Protective Zone 1,830 unknown 0  
Peñas Blancas (mixto) National Wildlife Refuge 2,400 protected area contained by site 2,400  
Zona Emerg Volc Arenal Forest Reserve 235 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   90%

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