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Location Chile, Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena
Central coordinates 69o 8.74' West  52o 42.48' South
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 58,946 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica winter  2008  4,500-10,500 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Red Knot Calidris canutus winter  2008  13,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2008  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

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

Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Pollution industrial & military effluents - oil spills likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Grassland   13000 13000 100 moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Marine Intertidal   14000 14000 100 moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  high 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bahía Lomas Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 58,946 is identical to site 58,946  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bahía Lomas. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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