Reserva Natural Laguna de Sonso

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2021 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
Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera LC resident 1992-2021 50 individuals B3a

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2021).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Laguna de Sonso o del Chircal Distritos Regionales de Manejo Integrado 2,045 protected area contains site 0
Laguna de Sonso Natural Reserve 2,045 is identical to site 2,045


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards, groves, Improved pasture land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Reserva Natural Laguna de Sonso. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.