|Central coordinates||87o 40.80' West 13o 4.70' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2012|
Ornithological information 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Farallones de Cosiguina include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Bridled Tern (LC) 900-1440 individuals.
Site description This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Nicaragua Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Eastern Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 720 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 51 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 27.88 and 28.26 C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 1.05 and 6.81 mg/m3.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus||breeding||-||900-1,440 individuals||-||Least Concern|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Farallones de Cosiguina - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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