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Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 73o 58.54' West  41o 51.51' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 575 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2010

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



Site description Gran complejo de sitios de zonas intermareales, pastizales, sedimentos con alga gracillaria. Playas de arena y piedras.

Key Biodiversity Área importante para la presencia de aves migratorias del hermisferio norte y zona austral del país.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis winter  1990-2010  500 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi unknown  2008  50 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica winter  1990-2010  3,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 

Protection status Area libre de caza.

Acknowledgements Luis Espinosa, Andreas von Meyer, censos Wetlands International.

References Luis Espinosa, Andreas von Meyer, censos Wetlands International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sistema Quetalmahue, Quilo y Mar Brava. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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