|Central coordinates||78o 2.00' West 7o 57.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information Great Green Macaw was frequently observed in the area by L. Sucre (pers. comm. to G. Angehr) on an expedition to demarcate the boundaries of the area in 2007. Given the size of the area, and that it continues to be mostly forested, it may represent one of the most important areas for this species in Darien Province outside Darien National Park. There is no information on other species in the reserve, but several of the species of the Darien Lowlands EBA certainly occur.
Site description The Bagre Biological Corridor was established in 1995 to provide a connection between the Punta Patino Nature Reserve and Darien National Park. The corridor runs along the Serranía de Bagre, a low range of hills that is mostly forested. It is adjacent to the Embera-Wounaan Comarca 2 (indigenous homeland).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus||breeding||2006||-||medium||A1||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Bagre||Biological Corridor||31,275||is identical to site||31,275|
|Chepigana||Forest Reserve||36,379||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Darién||National Park||569,430||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Punta Patiño||Wetland of International Importance||13,198||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Tropical semi-deciduous; Tropical semi-evergreen||major|
Land ownership The area consists mainly of national land, but the extent of additional land claims is unknown.
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Unknown.
Management considerations Subsistence agriculture, cattle raising, logging, and hunting are all probably threats to the area, but the extent of these activities is unknown.
Protection status The area coincides with the Bagre Biological Corridor, established in 1995, and overlaps with the Chepigana Forest Reserve.
Conservation response None known. A basic survey of the avifauna is a high priority.
Access/Land-Owner requests Access is very difficult due to logistics. The area is roadless.
Acknowledgements Lider Sucre provided observations of Great Green Macaw.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bagre Biological Corridor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2013
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