Humedales de Chimbote

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
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT resident 2003 present A1
Andean Coot Fulica ardesiaca LC resident 2003 present A4i
Markham's Storm-petrel Hydrobates markhami NT resident 2003 present A3, A4ii
Puna Ibis Plegadis ridgwayi LC resident 2003 present A3, A4i
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus NT resident 2003 present 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 Riparian scrub/thickets -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Freshwater lakes and pools -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Humedales de Chimbote. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.