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Location Nicaragua, Granada,Masaya
Central coordinates 85o 58.50' West  12o 6.20' North
IBA criteria A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 2,056 ha
Altitude 40 m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description El área comprende el embalse del curso medio del río Tipitapa, conocido popularmente como Charco de Tisma, más los humedales aledaños comprendidos entre éste y la costa noroeste del Lago de Nicaragua, también abarca las lagunetas y pantanos de El Genízaro

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-bellied Whistling-duck Dendrocygna autumnalis winter  2000-2006  20,000-49,999 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii unknown  2007  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Magpie-jay Calocitta formosa unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Nicaraguan Grackle Quiscalus nicaraguensis unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2000-2006  20,000-49,999 individuals  medium  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground; Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards & groves  2%
Forest Second-growth & disturbed  8%
Shrubland Riparian scrub & thickets; Scrub; Second-growth & disturbed scrub  38%
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools; Inland deltas; Riverine floodplains; Rivers; Streams; Water-fringe vegetation  52%

Land use

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

Protection status No es Area Protegida pero si un sitio RAMSAR

References Ficha RAMSAR Laguna de Tisma. Lezama, M. Inventario de Anátidas. DU 1999-2000. Lezama, M. Inventario de Anátidas. DU 2000-2001.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tisma Lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/09/2014

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