|Location||Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands), Bonaire|
|Central coordinates||68o 21.29' West 12o 14.24' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||10 - 140m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information • This IBA is important for the Yellow-shouldered Amazon, the Bare-eyed Pigeon, Pearly-eyed Thrasher and Caribbean Elaenia • The population estimate for the Yellow-shouldered Amazon is 650 individuals on the island (January 2007 estimate). • In winter 40% of the island’s parrot population roosts in the IBA: 267 birds are in three separate roosts, the third, forth and fifth largest roosts on the island. • Following island wide searches by researchers and a team of volunteers this area represented 20% of known parrot nests (6 pairs). • In 2007 fledglings from this area represented 43% of known fledglings for the parrot population. • Dos Pos is a valuable location for migrating passerines including Scarlet and Summer tangers Blackburnian warblers and Rose- breasted Grosbeaks. Peregrine flacons and Merlins are frequent winter vistors to this area.
Site description The Dos Pos/Roi Sangu IBA is at the north end of Bonaire on the leeward side of the island. It lies south east of the Washington Slagbaai National Park IBA and immediately east of the Gotomere Lake. The area is characterised by numerous small hills and sheltered valleys.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Bare-eyed Pigeon Patagioenas corensis||resident||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Yellow-shouldered Amazon Amazona barbadensis||resident||2007||267 individuals||medium||A1, A2, A3||Vulnerable|
|Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica||resident||2007||-||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus||resident||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Washington-Slagbaai (Bonaire)||National Park||5,900||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Freshwater lakes & pools||-|
Land ownership . Land ownership is partly governmental and partly private.
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations • Feral donkeys and high densities of goats have had a considerable effect on habitat structure and composition. Their continued presence and an apparent increase of feral pigs prevent natural regeneration of the flora. • Urban development of natural land is presently occurring at a dramatic rate on Bonaire, however this area is not likely to be under immediate threat. • The parrot is threatened by habitat loss and degradation, introduced mammalian predators including cats and rats and by poaching for the local pet trade.
Protection status • This area is not presently under any protection
Acknowledgements Sam Williams and Jerry C. Ligon
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dos Pos, Bonaire. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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