Bird diversity and distribution in Guatemala

Bird diversity and distribution in Guatemala

Compilation on avian diversity in Guatemala

PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program contributed a chapter on avian diversity (Eisermann & Avendaño 2006) in a recently published book on biodiversity in Guatemala (Cano, E. 2006: Biodiversidad de Guatemala. Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Gutemala, Guatemala.).

The bird chapter includes an updated list of bird species reliably reported in Guatemala, updated distributional information for more than 130 species, an evaluation of vulnerability on a national level using IUCN criteria (IUCN 2001), a bibliography of more than 1200 publications on Guatemalan birds from 1577 to 2004, and a list of international museums with holdings of Guatemalan bird specimens.

Checklist of the birds of Guatemala

The PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program contributed a bilingual (English / Spanish) annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala, published in 2007 by Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. This is the first fully referenced checklist to the birds of Guatemala.

Distribution and conservation of owls in Guatemala

PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program contributed a chapter on the distribution and conservation of owls in Guatemala to a book on Neotropical owls (Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño. 2015. Los búhos de Guatemala. 381-434 in P. L. Enríquez (ed.) Los búhos neotropicales: diversidad y conservación. ECOSUR, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.). An updated and revised version in English will be published in 2017.

Updating information on bird distribution

The PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program reports noteworthy bird records in the quarterly journal "North American Birds" (see references by Jones and Jones & Komar). Several compilations of bird records were published in individual papers, e.g. distribution of Highland Guan (Eisermann et al. 2006) and distribution of birds in Alta Verapaz (Eisermann 2005, Eisermann & Schulz 2005) and Guatemala (Eisermann & Avendaño 2006, 2007).

PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program supported eBird Central America from 2008 to 2015.

Asessments of local avian diversity

The PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program studied the avifauna of the Cerro El Amay Important Bird Area (IBA GT006) in the department of Quiché, Sacranix Important Bird Area (IBA GT007), Yalijux Important Bird Area (IBA GT010), Lachuá-Ik'bolay Imprtant Bird Area (IBA GT008), Los Tarrales Reserve, and Parque Regional Municipal Todos Santos Cuchumatán, among other sites.

References

Eisermann, K. (2005) Noteworthy bird observations in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 125: 3-11.

Eisermann, K. & U. Schulz (2005) Birds of a high-altitude cloud forest in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Revista de Biología Tropical 53: 577-594.

Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2006) Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica. Pp. 525-623 In: E. Cano (ed.) Biodiversidad de Guatemala, Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala.

Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2007) Lista comentada de las aves de Guatemala - Annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Eisermann, K., N. Herrera & O. Komar (2006) Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra). Pp. 90-95 In: D. M. Brooks (ed.) Conserving Cracids: the most threatened family of birds in the Americas. Miscellaneous Publications of the Houston Museum of Natural Science 6.

Grijalva, B. & K. Eisermann (2006) Observación de un Inmaduro de Morphnus guianensis en Tikal, Petén, Guatemala. Pato-Poc 3: 26-29.

IUCN (2001) IUCN Red list categories and criteria: version 3.1. IUCN Species Survival Commission. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Jones, L. (2004) The spring migration, March through May 2004: Central America. North American Birds 58: 446-448.

Jones, L. (2004) The nesting season, June through July 2004: Central America. North American Birds 58: 611-612.

Jones, H. L. (2005) The fall migration, August through November 2004: Central America. North American Birds 59: 162-165.

Jones, H. L. (2005) The winter season, December 2004 through February 2005: Central America. North American Birds 59: 337-340.

Jones, H. L. (2005) The spring migration, March through May 2005: Central America. North American Birds 59: 506-510.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2006) The nesting season, June through July 2005: Central America. North American Birds 59: 662-664.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2006) The fall migration, August through November 2005: Central America. North American Birds 60: 152-156.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2006) The winter season, December 2005 through February 2006: Central America. North American Birds 60: 296-299.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2006) The spring migration, March through May 2006: Central America. North American Birds 60: 451-455.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2007) The nesting season, June through July 2006: Central America. North American Birds 60: 587-588.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2007) The fall migration, August through November 2006: Central America. North American Birds 61: 155-159.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2007) The winter season, December 2006 through February 2007: Central America. North American Birds 61: 340-344.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2007) The spring migration, March through May 2007: Central America. North American Birds 61: 521-525.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2008) The nesting season, June through July 2007: Central America. North American Birds 61: 648-651.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2008) The fall migration, August through November 2007: Central America. North American Birds 62: 163-170.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2008) The winter season, December 2007 through February 2008: Central America. North American Birds 62: 314-318.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2008) The spring migration, March through May 2008: Central America. North American Birds 62: 487-491.

Biodiversidad de Guatemala
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2006) Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica. Pp. 525-623 In: E. Cano (ed.) Biodiversidad de Guatemala, Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala.
birds of Guatemala
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2007) Lista comentada de las aves de Guatemala - Annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Cover painting by Albert Earl Gilbert
North American Birds
K. Eisermann compiled noteworthy bird records from Guatemala from 2004 to 2015, published quarterly in the Central America section in the journal North American Birds, published by American Birding Association

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