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Location Costa Rica, Limón
Central coordinates 82o 52.27' West  9o 45.49' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A4i
Area 41,835 ha
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  < 50 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus passage  2006  200-400 individuals  poor  A4i  Not Recognised 
Sanderling Calidris alba passage  2006  2,000-5,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus resident  2006  6 individuals  medium  A1  Endangered 
Snowy Cotinga Carpodectes nitidus breeding  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Black-throated Wren Thryothorus atrogularis breeding  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Nicaraguan Seed-finch Oryzoborus nuttingi breeding  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Sulphur-rumped Tanager Heterospingus rubrifrons breeding  2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aviarios del Caribe National Wildlife Refuge 55 unknown 0  
Cahuita National Park 24,393 unknown 0  
Gandoca-Manzanillo (mixto) National Wildlife Refuge 10,853 unknown 0  
Limoncito (mixto) National Wildlife Refuge 1,096 unknown 0  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cahuita, Gandoca-Manzanillo and Migratory Bird Corridor. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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