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Location Puerto Rico (to USA), Cabo Rojo
Central coordinates 67o 10.56' West  18o 0.01' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 1,152 ha
Altitude 1 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc (Affiliate)



Site description La IBA de Guaniquilla y Boquerón se encuentra al oeste de Puerto Rico, en el municipio de Cabo Rojo. Estas áreas se distinguen por ser bosques costeros secos, y por la presencia de humedales y manglares.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Puerto Rican Screech-owl Megascops nudipes resident  2007  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Mango Anthracothorax dominicus resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Green Mango Anthracothorax viridis resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Emerald Chlorostilbon maugaeus resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Woodpecker Melanerpes portoricensis resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica resident  2007  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Lesser Antillean Pewee Contopus latirostris resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Flycatcher Myiarchus antillarum resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Vireo Vireo latimeri resident  2007  A2  Least Concern 
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Adelaide's Warbler Dendroica adelaidae resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Yellow-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius xanthomus resident  2007  medium  A1, A2  Endangered 
Puerto Rican Bullfinch Loxigilla portoricensis resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis resident  2005  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica resident  2007  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bosque Estatal de Boqueron State Forest 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Reserva Natural Punta Guaniquilla Natural Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   -
Forest Mangrove  -
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Introduced vegetation   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status Las áreas protegidas en esta IBA son la Reserva Natural Punta Guaniquilla administrado por el Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico y el Refugio de Aves de Boquerón administrado por el DRNA.

Further web sources of information 

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

References Ventosa, Eduardo A., María Camacho Rodríguez, Chabert Llompart, José L. et.al. 2005. Puerto Rico Critical Wildlife Areas. Department of Natural and Enviromental Resources.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guaniquilla and Boquerón. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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