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Location Chile, Región de Arica y Parinacota
Central coordinates 70o 19.41' West  18o 29.20' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 602 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
Belcher's Gull Larus belcheri non-breeding  2001  50-800 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Grey Gull Larus modestus unknown  2008  4,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan non-breeding  2001  10,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans non-breeding  2008  700 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Inca Tern Larosterna inca breeding  2008  100 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2015 low near favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Marine Coastal/Supratidal   602 455 76 good (> 90%) near favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Costa sur de Arica. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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