Soquian y Chagual

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Peruvian Pigeon Patagioenas oenops NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Purple-backed Sunbeam Aglaeactis aliciae VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Little Woodstar Chaetocercus bombus NT resident 2003 present A1
Yellow-faced Parrotlet Forpus xanthops VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Great Spinetail Synallaxis hypochondriaca NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Arid montane scrub -
Desert Semidesert -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Soquian y Chagual. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.