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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 573 ha
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 

IBA Monitoring

2015 high unfavourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Grassland   225 225 100 poor (40-69%) unfavourable
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   124 124 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Marine Intertidal   225 225 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


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

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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