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Location El Salvador, La Libertad
Central coordinates 89o 16.10' West  13o 29.30' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 3,094 ha
Altitude 10 - 350m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

SalvaNATURA (Affiliate)



Site description Esta IBA de casi 3,100 ha constituye uno de los últimos remanentes de bosque seco (menos de 900 ha) de la zona central de El Salvador, que alberga varias especies de aves propias de este tipo de formación vegetal.

Key Biodiversity Extensos bosques secos contienen una comunidad de aves típica del bioma "Pacific Arid Slope" (PAS).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-bellied Chachalaca Ortalis leucogastra resident  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis resident  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus resident  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Magpie-jay Calocitta formosa resident  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Banded Wren Thryothorus pleurostictus resident  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
San Juan Buena Vista Protective Zone 193 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery & riparian; Mangrove; Tropical deciduous  18%
Other   2%
Grassland   44%
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards & groves  35%

Protection status Incluye Parque Walter Thilo Deininger y el Area Natural Protegida San Juan Buenavista.

References Komar, O. 2002. Priority conservation areas for birds in El Salvador. Animal Conservation 5: 173-183. //SalvaNATURA. 2007. Base de datos de Flora y Fauna (Aves). SalvaNATURA. San Salvador, El Salvador.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Deininger. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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