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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.

Key Biodiversity Colonia de reproducción de Sterna anaethethus, 1200 individuos-600 parejas reproductivas. No tiene ningun estatus de proteccion.

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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Farallones de Cosiguina. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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