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Location Belize, Orange Walk
Central coordinates 88o 53.29' West  17o 39.06' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 175,497 ha
Altitude 20 - 280m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Belize Audubon Society



Site description This is one of largest protected tract of land in Belize. The IBA is located in the northwestern part of Belize and is comprised of the Aguas Turbias National Park, Rio Bravo Conservation Management Area and the Gallon Jug Estate. The latter two sites are privately owned.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Great Curassow Crax rubra resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-throated Bobwhite Colinus nigrogularis resident  1990-2007  present individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  good  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Black-bellied Whistling-duck Dendrocygna autumnalis resident  2001-2004  600-13,000 individuals  good    Least Concern 
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors passage  2001-2004  800-4,000 individuals  good    Least Concern 
Jabiru Jabiru mycteria resident  1965-2007  common individuals  medium    Least Concern 
Agami Heron Agamia agami breeding  1990-2007  rare individuals  poor    Vulnerable 
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja breeding  2007  4-6 individuals  good    Near Threatened 
Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus solitarius resident  1989-2007  1-2 individuals  medium    Near Threatened 
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis winter  1990  1 individuals  good    Near Threatened 
Ruddy Crake Laterallus ruber resident  1990-2007  frequent individuals  medium    Least Concern 
Yucatan Poorwill Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus resident  1990-2007  frequent individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Yucatan Nightjar Caprimulgus badius resident  1990-2007  frequent individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis resident  1990-2007  frequent individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Yucatan Woodpecker Melanerpes pygmaeus resident  1990-2007  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker Celeus castaneus resident  1990-2007  common individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis resident  1990-2007  present individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum resident  1990-2007  common individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi passage  1990-2007  frequent individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii resident  1990-2007  common individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Yucatan Flycatcher Myiarchus yucatanensis resident  1990-2007  common individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Scaly-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus guatemalensis resident  1990-2007  common individuals  medium    Least Concern 
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Green Shrike-vireo Vireolanius pulchellus resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium    Least Concern 
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus passage  1990-2007  common individuals  medium    Least Concern 
Yucatan Vireo Vireo magister resident  1990-2007  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Yucatan Jay Cyanocorax yucatanicus resident  1990-2007  present individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera passage  1990-2007  rare individuals  medium    Near Threatened 
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea passage  1990-2007  uncommon individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey-throated Chat Granatellus sallaei resident  1990-2007  present individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium    Least Concern 
Green-backed Sparrow Arremonops chloronotus resident  1990-2007  common individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris passage  1990-2007  uncommon individuals  medium    Near Threatened 
Black-throated Shrike-tanager Lanio aurantius resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus resident  1990-2007  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Rose-throated Tanager Piranga roseogularis resident  1990-2007  frequent individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Black-faced Grosbeak Caryothraustes poliogaster resident  1990-2007  abundant individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aguas Turbias National Park 3,541 protected area contained by site 3,545  
Gallon Jug Estate Private Reserve 55,000 protected area contained by site 55,000  
Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area Private Reserve 104,897 protected area contained by site 99,483  
Spanish Creek Wildlife Sanctuary 2,429 protected area contained by site 2,422  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   2%
Artificial - terrestrial   minor
Sea   minor
Forest Mangrove  96%
Savanna   2%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rio Bravo CMA Gallon Jug Estate. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014

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