Humedales de Pacoa

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
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT resident 2020 30-1,304 individuals B1a
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla NT winter 2020 7-2,156 individuals B1a
Wilson's Phalarope Steganopus tricolor LC non-breeding 2016 292-42,525 individuals A4, B3a
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a - 2012-2020 347-54,398 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.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands, Sand dunes and beaches, Salt pans/salinas, Saline/alkaline lakes -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub, Scrub -
Desert Semidesert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Humedales de Pacoa. Downloaded from on 30/11/2022.