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Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 73o 25.52' West  42o 31.59' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 96 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

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

Site description Zona intermareal.Pequeña bahía intermareal, pastizales, sedimentos con alga gracillaria. Playas de arena.

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 resident  1990-2010  500 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica winter  2008  4,500 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus winter  1990-2010  800 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 high favourable medium
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Marine Intertidal   96 96 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal   -

Protection status Sin protección oficial.

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bahía de Quinchao. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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