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Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 73o 25.86' West  42o 31.98' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 10,000 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.

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 

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bahía de Quinchao. Downloaded from on 18/09/2014

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