email a friend
printable version
Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 73o 37.09' West  41o 49.64' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 176 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2010

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



Site description Gran bahía con fluctuaciones de mareas, suelos de sedimentos, vegetación de alga Gracillaria. Playas de arena y piedras.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis winter  1990-2010  400-600 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica winter  1990-2010  9,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea resident  1990-2010  1,800 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Intertidal mud, sand & salt flats; Shingle & stony beaches  major

Protection status Area libre de caza

Acknowledgements Luis Espinosa, Andreas von Meyer, censos Wetlands International

References Luis Espinosa, Andreas von Meyer, censos Wetlands International

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santuario de las Aves Bahía de Caulín. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife