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Location Chile, Región de Coquimbo
Central coordinates 71o 32.06' West  29o 14.98' South
IBA criteria A1, A4ii
Area 352 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
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti unknown  2003  370 individuals  unknown  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Peruvian Diving-petrel Pelecanoides garnotii breeding  2003  1,550 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, A4ii  Endangered 
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus non-breeding  2009  87 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Guanay Cormorant Phalacrocorax bougainvilliorum resident  2009-2010  422-500 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi unknown  2009  53 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pingüino de Humboldt National Reserve 1,718 protected area contains site 352  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Reserva Nacional Pingüino de Humboldt - Isla Choros, Damas y Punta de Choros. Downloaded from on 14/02/2016

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