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Location Costa Rica, Puntarenas,San José
Central coordinates 83o 29.28' West  9o 14.18' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 134,872 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Guan Chamaepetes unicolor breeding  2006  poor  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Great Curassow Crax rubra breeding  2006  50-100 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-breasted Wood-quail Odontophorus leucolaemus breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis unknown  2006  5 individuals  unknown    Near Threatened 
Purplish-backed Quail-dove Geotrygon lawrencii breeding  2006  A3  Least Concern 
Buff-fronted Quail-dove Geotrygon costaricensis breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-breasted Quail-dove Geotrygon chiriquensis breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Sulphur-winged Parakeet Pyrrhura hoffmanni breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Red-fronted Parrotlet Touit costaricensis breeding  2006  poor  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Spot-fronted Swift Cypseloides cherriei breeding  2006    Data Deficient 
Costa Rican Swift Chaetura fumosa breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-crested Coquette Lophornis adorabilis breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Garden Emerald Chlorostilbon assimilis breeding  2006  A3  Least Concern 
White-tailed Emerald Elvira chionura breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Coppery-headed Emerald Elvira cupreiceps breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Charming Hummingbird Amazilia decora breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Snowy-breasted Hummingbird Amazilia edward resident  2006    Least Concern 
White-bellied Mountain-gem Lampornis hemileucus breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis castaneoventris breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis calolaemus breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Baird's Trogon Trogon bairdii winter  2006  poor  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Orange-bellied Trogon Trogon aurantiiventris breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno breeding  2006  200-500 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Fiery-billed Aracari Pteroglossus frantzii breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Prong-billed Barbet Semnornis frantzii breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Golden-naped Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysauchen breeding  2006  A2  Least Concern 
Rufous-winged Woodpecker Piculus simplex breeding  2006  A3  Least Concern 
Orange-collared Manakin Manacus aurantiacus breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Turquoise Cotinga Cotinga ridgwayi breeding  2006  100-250 individuals  poor  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Three-wattled Bellbird Procnias tricarunculatus breeding  2006  100-250 individuals  poor  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Yellow-billed Cotinga Carpodectes antoniae breeding  2006  poor  A1, A2, A3  Endangered 
Golden-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes hemichrysus breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-hooded Antshrike Thamnophilus bridgesi breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo Scytalopus argentifrons breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Streak-breasted Treehunter Thripadectes rufobrunneus breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina breeding  2006  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Ptilogonys caudatus breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Riverside Wren Thryothorus semibadius unknown  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes melanops breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Sooty-faced Finch Arremon crassirostris breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Shrike-tanager Lanio leucothorax breeding  2006  A3  Least Concern 
Cherrie's Tanager Ramphocelus costaricensis breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Spangle-cheeked Tanager Tangara dowii breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Slaty Flowerpiercer Diglossa plumbea breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla breeding  2006  A3  Least Concern 
Spot-crowned Euphonia Euphonia imitans breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Golden-browed Chlorophonia Chlorophonia callophrys breeding  2006  A2, A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cataratas Cerro Redondo (privado) National Wildlife Refuge 645 unknown 0  
Cerro Nara Protective Zone 2,348 unknown 0  
Chirripó National Park 50,141 unknown 0  
Internacional La Amistad National Park 198,390 unknown 0  
Las Tablas Protective Zone 19,948 unknown 0  
Los Santos Forest Reserve 56,045 unknown 0  
Portalón (mixto) National Wildlife Refuge 449 unknown 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Los Santos, La Amistad Pacífico. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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