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Location Chile, Región del Bío - Bío
Central coordinates 72o 51.44' West  36o 23.25' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 300 ha
Altitude
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
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus non-breeding  2010  200-500 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan non-breeding  2010  50,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans non-breeding  2010  3,000 individuals  good  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger non-breeding  2010  4,200 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  2010  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2014 medium favourable negligible
Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Marine Coastal/Supratidal   200 200 100 good (> 90%) favourable

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Desembocadura del Río Itata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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