Lago Titicaca (Sector Boliviano)

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Rhea tarapacensis NR resident 2003 present A1
Titicaca Grebe Rollandia microptera EN resident 2004-2007 900-1,200 individuals A1, A2, A4i
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT resident 2003 present A1
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus VU resident 2003 present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Lago Titicaca Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 800,000 protected area contains site 421,128


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
Grassland Puna -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lago Titicaca (Sector Boliviano). Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.