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Location Nicaragua, León,Managua
Central coordinates 86o 21.70' West  12o 28.60' North
IBA criteria A2
Area 11,952 ha
Altitude 40 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Comprende el margen Nor-Noreste del Lago de Managua con humedales importantes para aves acuáticas desde Momotombo a Pacora, en este último existe una colonia reporductiva de Quiscalus nicaraguensis .

Key Biodiversity Colonia reporductiva de Quiscalus nicaraguensis.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Nicaraguan Grackle Quiscalus nicaraguensis breeding  2000-2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen; Gallery & riparian; Second-growth & disturbed; Tropical deciduous  54%
Artificial - terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground; Arable land; Improved pasture land; Perennial crops, orchards & groves  8%
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes & swamps; Riverine floodplains; Water-fringe vegetation  19%
Shrubland Riparian scrub & thickets; Scrub; Second-growth & disturbed scrub  15%
Coastline Lagoons  4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
nature conservation and research minor
fisheries/aquaculture major
rangeland/pastureland major

References Zolotoff-Pallais, J. Notas sobre algunos aspectos de anidación del Zanate Nicaragüense en el Humedal de Pacora. (en prep). Lezama, M. Inventario de Anátidas. DU 2004-2005 Lezama, M. Inventario de Anátidas. DU 2005-2006.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wetlands of Northern Lake Managua. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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