Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps LC winter 2003 900 individuals A4i
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT winter 2003 common A1
Ecuadorian Ground-dove Columbina buckleyi LC resident 2003 common A2
Scrub Nightjar Nyctidromus anthonyi LC resident 2003 present A2
Short-tailed Woodstar Myrmia micrura LC resident 2003 uncommon A2
Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus NT resident 2003 common A4i
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC winter 2003 common A4i
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla LC winter 2003 6,000 individuals A4i
Wilson's Phalarope Steganopus tricolor LC winter 2003 30,000 individuals A4i
Wandering Tattler Tringa incana LC winter 2003 present A4i
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC resident 2003 280 breeding pairs A4i
Peruvian Tern Sternula lorata EN winter 2003 uncommon A1
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 2003 250 breeding pairs A4i
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans NT winter 2003 common A1
Pacific Parrotlet Forpus coelestis LC resident 2003 uncommon A2
Elegant Crescentchest Melanopareia elegans LC resident 2003 present A2
Necklaced Spinetail Synallaxis stictothorax LC resident 2003 present A2
Grey-and-white Tyrannulet Pseudelaenia leucospodia LC resident 2003 present A2
Baird's Flycatcher Myiodynastes bairdii LC resident 2003 common A2
White-tailed Jay Cyanocorax mystacalis LC resident 2003 present A2
Superciliated Wren Cantorchilus superciliaris LC resident 2003 present A2
Black-capped Sparrow Arremon abeillei LC resident 2003 present A2
White-edged Oriole Icterus graceannae LC resident 2003 present A2
Crimson-breasted Finch Rhodospingus cruentus LC resident 2003 present A2
Sulphur-throated Finch Sicalis taczanowskii LC resident 2003 rare A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Puntilla De Santa Elena Reserva de Producción de Fauna 52,435 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Saline/alkaline lakes, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Artificial wetlands -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned or fallow farmland, disturbed ground -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas. Downloaded from on 04/03/2021.