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Location Nicaragua, Chinandega
Central coordinates 87o 40.80' West  13o 4.70' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 573 ha
Altitude 0 - 750m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Es un conjunto de farallones rocosos en el interior del mar.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus breeding  1994  600 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas Rocky flats & barrens  98%
Other   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

References Komar, O & W. Rodriguez. 1996. A major Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethus) Colony in the Gulf of Fonseca, Nicaragua. Colonial Waterbirds, 19(2):264-267.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Farallones de Cosiguina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2014

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