Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 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
Coastal Miner Geositta peruviana LC resident 2003 present A2
Thick-billed Miner Geositta crassirostris LC resident 2003 present A2
Cactus Canastero Pseudasthenes cactorum LC resident 2003 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
de Lachay Reserva Nacional 5,070 protected area overlaps with site 5,070


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay. Downloaded from on 20/02/2024.