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Location Chile, Región de Valparaíso
Central coordinates 105o 27.06' West  26o 25.37' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii
Area 625 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
Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis breeding  1988  2,500 breeding pairs  unknown  A4ii  Least Concern 
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi unknown  2004  30 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Procelsterna cerulea breeding  1999  7,000-10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Not Recognised 
Polynesian Storm-petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa breeding  1999  100 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2014 low favourable medium
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

No known threats no known threats happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Rocky areas   20 20 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  Very little or no conservation action taking place  medium 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Isla Sala y Gómez. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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