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Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 73o 37.23' West  43o 6.70' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 224 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

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

Site description Pequeña bahía intermareal, pastizales, sedimentos. 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
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica non-breeding  1990-2010  2,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Agriculture and aquaculture marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Marine Intertidal   225 225 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 


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 Quellón. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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