|Central coordinates||56o 1.94' West 2o 2.58' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||259 - 757m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2008|
Ornithological information One endangered species occurs in the reserve, Aratinga solstitialis Sun Parakeet. Two near-threatened species also occur here, Euscarthmus rufomarginatus Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant and Polystictus pectoralis Bearded Tachuri. The total number of species is 369 of which 27 are biome restricted. Hence it is an IBA on A1 and A3 critria.
Site description Sipaliwini Nature Reserve contains the sipaliwini savanna which is a northern extension of the Paru-savanna in Brazil. There are gallery forests, freshwater swamps, isolated patches of forests and granite outcroppings. This site is also habitat for the rare Blue poison arrow frog. There are two airstrips in the nature reserve. There are villages of the local indigenous people near the airstrip.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marail Guan Penelope marail||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black Curassow Crax alector||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Vulnerable|
|Sun Parakeet Aratinga solstitialis||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A1, A3||Endangered|
|Black-headed Parrot Pionites melanocephalus||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Caica Parrot Pyrilia caica||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Near Threatened|
|Green Aracari Pteroglossus viridis||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Guianan Toucanet Selenidera piperivora||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black-spotted Barbet Capito niger||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Golden-collared Woodpecker Veniliornis cassini||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Yellow-billed Jacamar Galbula albirostris||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black Nunbird Monasa atra||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Saffron-crested Tyrant-manakin Neopelma chrysocephalum||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Tiny Tyrant-manakin Tyranneutes virescens||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|White-fronted Manakin Lepidothrix serena||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Capuchinbird Perissocephalus tricolor||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Bearded Tachuri Polystictus pectoralis||resident||-||-||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Rufous-sided Pygmy-tyrant Euscarthmus rufomarginatus||resident||-||-||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Boat-billed Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus josephinae||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Painted Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum pictum||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Yellow-throated Flycatcher Conopias parvus||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Band-tailed Antshrike Sakesphorus melanothorax||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Rufous-bellied Antwren Myrmotherula guttata||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Brown-bellied Antwren Myrmotherula gutturalis||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Near Threatened|
|Spot-tailed Antwren Herpsilochmus sticturus||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black-headed Antbird Percnostola rufifrons||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Rufous-throated Antbird Gymnopithys rufigula||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Cayenne Jay Cyanocorax cayanus||resident||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Collared Gnatwren Microbates collaris||unknown||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Finsch's Euphonia Euphonia finschi||unknown||-||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Sipaliwini||Nature Reserve||100,000||is identical to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Flooded tropical evergreen forest; Gallery (or Riparian) forest; Palm forest; Tropical lowland evergreen forest||35%|
Land ownership Nature Reserve owned by the state, gold concession, validity of the concession is not sure. Indigenous people have traditional hunting rights.
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||major|
|energy production and mining||minor|
|Notes: There is a gold mining consession which is covering most of the nature reserve but it is almost certain that there is no gold. The indigenous people are against this gold mining. At the moment it is uncertain if the conceccion is still valid.|
|Notes: By local indigenous people for own use. Also legal and illegal catching of animals and birds for the pet trade.|
Other biodiversity The Sipaliwinisavanna is also a habitat for the threatened Poison arrow frog (Dendrobates Azureus), the rare Jabiru mycteria, the jaguar (Panthera onca), the giant riverotter (Pteronura brasiliensis).
Management considerations Illegal and legal catching of birds and animals for the pet trade. For maintaining of the savanna burning is nescessary. Some say there is too much burning others say there is not enough burning.
Protection status This site is a Nature Reserve.
Conservation response Research by J.C. Mittermeier, K. Zyskowski, E. Stowe and J.E. Lai on "The Avifauna of the Sipaliwini savanna in Suriname" in 2006 and 2007. Draft reports are available.
Access/Land-Owner requests Acces. It is custom that this area is entered after permission has been given by the chief of the Tareno tribe.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sipaliwini Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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