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Location Chile, Región del Maule
Central coordinates 72o 2.30' West  34o 46.21' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 540 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-necked Swan Cygnus melancoryphus breeding  2010  710 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Transportation and service corridors flight paths happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Wetlands (inland)   500 500 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  medium 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Reserva Nacional Laguna Torca. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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