Amazona oratrix has undergone a dramatic population decline, judged at 90% since the mid-1970s, to 7,000 birds in 1994. There are three subpopulations in Mexico: the race magna in Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco and Campeche; the nominate race from Jalisco to Oaxaca7; and the race tresmariae on the Islas Marías. The race belizensis was widespread in coastal Belize, but is now primarily restricted to central and north-west areas1, mostly in pine-oak forests along the coastal plains13. There is an old report and a 1993 record from Petén, Guatemala1, and "guatemalensis" occurs from Punta Manabique to extreme north-west Honduras4. There are conflicting reports that tresmariae is stable3 and under considerable threat5. On the coast of Michoacán, Mexico, it has been calculated that the species occupies 45.6% of its estimated historic distribution10. Based on intensive field surveys during 2001-2007, it was verified that the species's range has contracted in Colima state, and it has been extirpated in 11 municipalities in coastal Guerrero state (from Tecpan de Galeana to Marquelia)11. The combined range decline for Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero is estimated at 3,990 km2 11. The population at Punta de Manabique declined by 30% from 1994 to 2001 primarily because of nest poaching12.