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Location Chile, Región de La Araucanía
Central coordinates 73o 21.19' West  38o 55.53' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 150 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
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris non-breeding  2009  30 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus non-breeding  2010  100 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea unknown  2009-2010  1,000 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus unknown  2010  60 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Guanay Cormorant Phalacrocorax bougainvilliorum unknown  2009  100 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi breeding  2010  629 nests  poor  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi non-breeding  2009-2010  10,000-19,999 individuals  good  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

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

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Marine Coastal/Supratidal   15 15 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Marine Neritic (Nearshore Shelf)   130 130 100 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 Coastal/Supratidal   -
Marine Neritic (Nearshore Shelf)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Puaucho. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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