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Location El Salvador, La Unión,San Miguel
Central coordinates 88o 3.30' West  13o 18.30' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 7,184 ha
Altitude 100 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

SalvaNATURA (Affiliate)



Site description Este IBA (7,200 ha) incluye el lago más grande del oriente de El Salvador, los pantanos y potreros aledaños, asi como ambientes asociados de bosques inundables. Contiene además al sur una muestra de bosque seco en acantilados del Cerro Nariz del Diablo.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Orange-fronted Parakeet Aratinga canicularis unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Lesser Ground-cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi resident  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Magpie-jay Calocitta formosa unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha unknown    Least Concern 
Banded Wren Thryothorus pleurostictus unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-lored Gnatcatcher Polioptila albiloris unknown    Least Concern 
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris unknown    Near Threatened 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery & riparian; Tropical lowland evergreen; Tropical semi-deciduous  35%
Shrubland Scrub  4%
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools  26%
Grassland Low, seasonally wet  22%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards & groves  7%
Other   8%

Protection status Falta de protección formal.

References Dicky & van Rossem. 1938. The birds of El Salvador. // Herrera, N. et al. 2003. Conteo de Anatidos en Humedales de El Salvador, temporada 2002-2003. MARN-AECI. //Marshall, J. T. Jr. 1943. Additional information concerning the birds of El Salvador. Condor 45:21-33.//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: Lake Olomega. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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