Isla Lobos de Tierra

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2012 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
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti VU resident 2003 present A1, A4ii
Peruvian Diving-petrel Pelecanoides garnotii NT breeding 2008 12,200-13,300 individuals A1, A4ii
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus NT breeding 2011 present A1, A4i
Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii LC breeding 1979 max 15,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Peruvian Booby Sula variegata LC breeding 2011 present A4ii
Red-legged Cormorant Poikilocarbo gaimardi NT resident 2003 present A1, A4i
Guanay Cormorant Leucocarbo bougainvilliorum NT breeding 2011 present A1, A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sistema de Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras Reserva Nacional 140,833 protected area contains site 0
Reserva Nacional Sistema de. Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras National Reserve 140,833 protected area contains site 1,426

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Isla Lobos de Tierra. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.