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Location Chile, Región de Arica y Parinacota
Central coordinates 70o 19.40' West  18o 24.76' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 300 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus resident  2007  20-700 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus non-breeding  2007  1,216 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Sanderling Calidris alba winter  2009  2,700 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Belcher's Gull Larus belcheri resident  2007  120-1,500 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Grey Gull Larus modestus resident  2007  800-10,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan non-breeding  2007  30,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans non-breeding  2007  3,000 individuals  good  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Inca Tern Larosterna inca resident  2007  210 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Chilean Woodstar Eulidia yarrellii resident  2007  2 individuals  medium  A1  Critically Endangered 
Tamarugo Conebill Conirostrum tamarugense resident  2007  35 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  2007  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Desembocadura del Río Lluta. Downloaded from on 10/02/2016

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