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Location Haiti, Departement de l'Ouest,Department du Sud-Est
Central coordinates 72o 15.00' West  18o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 1,980 ha
Altitude 1,500 - 2,282m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Site description Aux Diablotins extends in a narrow band from Morne d'Enfer to Morne Kaderneau (down to 1,500 m north and 1,600 mete south), includes the Massif de la Selle escarpment and occupy approximately 1,500 ha of cliffs. It is bordered by the natural features of the escarpment. Altitude reaches 2282 at Morne Cabaio. Population around Aux Diablotins is made of the former workforce brought in La Scierie area when the pine forest was under national exploitation during the mid 1950's. However, on the north side in Belle-Fontaine, families had been established since colonial times

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus resident  2005  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata breeding  2005  unknown  A1  Endangered 
Hispaniolan Amazon Amazona ventralis resident  2005  unknown  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Hispaniolan Parakeet Psittacara chloropterus resident  2005  unknown  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Hispaniolan Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus longirostris resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Anthracothorax dominicus resident  2005  unknown  A2  Not Recognised 
Hispaniolan Emerald Chlorostilbon swainsonii resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Hispaniolan Trogon Temnotrogon roseigaster resident  2005  unknown  A1, A2  Near Threatened 
Narrow-billed Tody Todus angustirostris resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Hispaniolan Woodpecker Melanerpes striatus resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Greater Antillean Elaenia Elaenia fallax resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Hispaniolan Pewee Contopus hispaniolensis resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Palm Crow Corvus palmarum resident  2005  unknown  A1, A2  Near Threatened 
Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea resident  2005  unknown  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli winter  2005  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
La Selle Thrush Turdus swalesi resident  2005  unknown  A1, A2  Endangered 
Antillean Siskin Carduelis dominicensis resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Hispaniolan Crossbill Loxia megaplaga resident  2005  unknown  A1, A2  Endangered 
Green-tailed Warbler Microligea palustris resident  2005  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Chat Tanager Calyptophilus frugivorus resident  2005  unknown  A1, A2  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
La Visite Natural National Park 3,000 protected area contains site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  major
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen; Pine  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
nature conservation and research -

Other biodiversity This area is habitat for Plagiodontia aedium. and endemic plants that are only locally found in specific spots such as Morne D'enfer, Morne La Visite, Morne Cabaio etc.

Protection status Aux Diablotins is located at the northern border of Parc National La Visite. It had been identify in Woods and Harris (1985) as an important area to develop a core zone because of endemicity, scenic view, protection of endemics and water catchment capacity.

Acknowledgements Florence Sergile, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

Further web sources of information 

Site profile from Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: key sites for conservation (BirdLife International 2008)

References Franz, R and D. Cordier. 1986. Herpetofaunas of the national parks of Haiti. Gainesville, FL: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, USAID/Haiti, Port au Prince, 16 pp. Gali, F. and A. Schwartz. 1986. The butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) of Morne la Visite and Pic Macaya, Haiti. USAID/Haiti, Port au Prince, 16 pp. Holdridge, L.R. 1947. The pine forest and adjacent mountain vegetation of Haiti considered from the standpoint of a new climatic classification of plant formations. Unpublished PhD Dissertation. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 186 pp. Judd, W.S. 1986. Floristic study of La Visite and Macaya National Parks, Haiti. USAID/Haiti, Port-au-Prince, 98 pp. Judd, W.S. 1987. Floristic study of Morne la Visite and Pic Macaya National Parks, Haiti. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 32(1):1-136. MacFadden, B.J. 1986. Geological setting of Macaya and la Visite National Parks, southern peninsula of Haiti. USAID/Haiti, Port au Prince, 33 pp. MDE. 1999. Plan d'action pour l'environnement. Commission Interministérielle sur l'environnement. Portau-Prince. Ministère de l'environnement. Paryski, P., C. A. Woods, and F. E. Sergile. 1989. Conservation strategies and the preservation of biological diversity in Haiti. Pp. 855-878 in: C.A. Woods (ed.), Biogeography of the West Indies: past, present, and future. Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL. Rimmer, C., E. G. Gomez, J. L. Brocca. 2005. Ornithological Field Investigations in La Visite National Park, Haiti, 26 January – 1 February 2005. In collaboration with Société Audubon Haïti. Vermont Institute of Natural Science. 24 pp Sergile, F. E. 2001. Status of conservation in Haiti: a 10-year retrospective. Pp. 547-560. In C. A. Woods and F. E. Sergile, editors. Biogeography of the West Indies: patterns and perspectives. CRC Press: Boca Raton, Florida, 582 p. Sergile, F. E, C. A Woods and P. E Paryski. 1992. Stewardship plan of the national parks of Haiti. Gainesville: Florida Museum of Natural History Sergile, F. E, and C. A Woods. 1995. La Visite: une leçon particulière. Gainesville: Florida Museum of Natural History Sergile, F. E, and C. A Woods. 1995. Biodiversity and formation. Gainesville: Florida Museum of Natural History Thompson, F. G. 1986. Land mollusks of the proposed national parks of Haiti. USAID/Haiti, Port au Prince, 19 pp. USAID. 1987. Country Environmental Profile of Haiti. USAID, Port au Prince, 120 pp. Wetmore, A. and B. Swales. 1931. The birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. U.S. National Museum, Bulletin 155:483 pp. Woods, C. A. 1975. Banding and recapture of wintering warblers in Haiti. Bird-Banding 46:344-346. Woods, C. A. and J. A. Ottenwalder. 1983. The montane avifauna of Haiti. Pp. 576-590, 607-622 in: A. C. Risser, Jr. and F. S. Todd (eds.), Proceedings of the Jean Delacour/ICFB Symposium on breeding birds in captivity. International Foundation for the Conservation of Birds, Los Angeles, CA. Woods, C. A. and J. A. Ottenwalder. 1986. The birds of Parc La Visite and Macaya Biosphere Reserve, Haiti. Unpubl. report for USAID/Haiti under contract No. 521-0169-C-00-3083-00, Gainesville, FL. Woods, C. A., and L. Harris. 1986. Stewardship plan for the national parks of Haiti. USAID/Haiti, Port-au-Prince, 272 pp. Woods, C. A., F. E. Sergile, and J. A. Ottenwalder. 1992. Stewardship plan for the national parks and natural areas of Haiti. Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL. Woods, C. A. and F. E. Sergile. 1995. The lessons of La Visite. Gainesville: Florida Museum of Natural History Woods, C.A. 1987. The threatened and endangered birds of Haiti: lost horizons and new hopes. Second Delacour/IFCB Symposium, Proceedings :385-430. Woods, C.A. 1983. Biological survey of Haiti: Status of the endangered birds and mammals. National Geographic Society Research Reports 15: 759-768. Woods, C.A., and J.A. Ottenwalder. 1983. The montane avifauna of Haiti. Jean Delacour/IFCB Symposium, Proceedings :576-590 + 607-622. Woods, C.A., and R. Rosen. 1977. Evaluation Biologique d'Haiti: Statut du Plagiodontia aedium et Solenodon paradoxus- Recommendations en ce qui concerne les réserves naturelles et les parcs nationaux. MARNE, Port-au-Prince, 32 pp.

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