Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2021

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 2013 1,143 individuals B3a
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT winter 2020 881 individuals B1a
Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus NT resident 2011 113 B1a, B3a
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla NT winter 2020 2,089 individuals B1a
Wilson's Phalarope Steganopus tricolor LC winter 2014 44,309 individuals A4, B3a
Peruvian Tern Sternula lorata EN winter 2020 2 individuals A1
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans NT winter 2017 635 individuals B1a
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a - 2011-2020 50,067 individuals B3b

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

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 -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.