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|
|Greater Rhea Rhea americana||NT||resident||2001-2003||< 50 individuals||A1|
|Crowned Solitary Eagle Buteogallus coronatus||EN||resident||2001-2003||1-2 breeding pairs||A1|
|Black-bodied Woodpecker Hylatomus schulzii||NT||resident||2001-2003||< 50 individuals||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Pampa del Indio||Parque Natural||8,633||protected area overlaps with site||8,633|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Provincial Pampa del Indio. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/parque-provincial-pampa-del-indio-iba-argentina on 30/11/2023.