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Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 73o 42.32' West  42o 51.25' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 413 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

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

Site description Gran estero bahia intermareal, con presencia de pastizales,sedimentos y playas de arena.

Key Biodiversity Area importante para la alimentación y descanso para aves migratorias del hemisferio norte y para aves de la zona austral del país.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica non-breeding  1990-2010  2,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea resident  1990-2010  1,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 high favourable negligible
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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Forest   50 50 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Marine Intertidal   360 360 100 good (> 90%) favourable

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


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

Protection status Sin protección legal

Acknowledgements Luis Espinosa, Andreas Von Meyer, censos Wetlands International

References Luis Espinosa, Andreas Von Meyer, censos Wetlands International

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