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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  uncommon individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Bare-throated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma mexicanum breeding  2006  100-300 individuals  poor    Least Concern 
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis resident  2006  3 individuals  poor    Near Threatened 
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis breeding  2006  unknown [units unknown]    Near Threatened 
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus passage  2006  200-400 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
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 
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei breeding  2006    Least Concern 
Three-wattled Bellbird Procnias tricarunculatus resident  2006  10-50 individuals  poor    Vulnerable 
Snowy Cotinga Carpodectes nitidus breeding  2006  A2  Least Concern 
Black-throated Wren Thryothorus atrogularis breeding  2006  A2  Least Concern 
Stripe-breasted Wren Thryothorus thoracicus breeding  2006    Least Concern 
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma breeding  2006    Least Concern 
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas breeding  2006    Least Concern 
Nicaraguan Seed-finch Oryzoborus nuttingi breeding  2006  A2  Least Concern 
Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii breeding  2006    Least Concern 
Sulphur-rumped Tanager Heterospingus rubrifrons breeding  2006  A2  Least Concern 
Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla breeding  2006    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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cahuita, Gandoca-Manzanillo and Migratory Bird Corridor. Downloaded from on 19/04/2014

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