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Location Nicaragua, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur (RAAS)
Central coordinates 84o 55.60' West  11o 2.20' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 43,540 ha
Altitude 40 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description La diversidad y riqueza de especies en el Refugio de Vida Silvestre los Guatuzos es lo que le reconoció en el año 1996 como el 1er. humedal de importancia internacional de Nicaragua. Este humedal protege gran cantidad de especies de aves acuáticas y paserinas: migratorias y residentes

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Rufous-winged Woodpecker Piculus simplex unknown  2007  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Snowy Cotinga Carpodectes nitidus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum unknown  2007  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Streak-crowned Antvireo Dysithamnus striaticeps unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Northern Nightingale-wren Microcerculus philomela unknown  2007  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas unknown  2007  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Nicaraguan Grackle Quiscalus nicaraguensis unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Nicaraguan Seed-finch Oryzoborus nuttingi unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris winter  2000-2006  250 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-faced Grosbeak Caryothraustes poliogaster unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge 5,858 protected area contained by site 5,858  
Sureste de Nicaragua Biosphere Reserve 767,710 protected area contains site 43,540  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen; Gallery & riparian; Mangrove; Second-growth & disturbed  46%
Wetlands (inland) Bogs; Freshwater lakes & pools; Freshwater marshes & swamps; Riverine floodplains; Rivers; Streams; Water-fringe vegetation  48%
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub; Riparian scrub & thickets  5%
Other   1%

Land use

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

Protection status Es tambien un sitio RAMSAR

References Ficha Ramsar Refugio de Vida Silvestre Los Guatuzos. 2001. Plan de Manejo Refugio de Vida Silvestre Los Guatuzos. Pascual, J. 2000. Isla Zapote: colonia de nidificación de las aves acuáticas del sur del Lago de Nicaragua. Asociación de Cooperación Rural en África y América Latina (ACRA). San Carlos, Nicaragua. Sin publicar.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Los Guatuzos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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