Sistema Península de Valdés

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
Rhea pennata NR breeding 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A1
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps LC passage 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A3
White-headed Steamerduck Tachyeres leucocephalus VU resident 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A1, A3
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT resident 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A1
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus LC breeding 1993-2003 43,900-105,500 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Magellanic Plover Pluvianellus socialis NT passage 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A1, A3
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 1994-2006 1,300-10,000 individuals A4i
Chocolate-vented Tyrant Neoxolmis rufiventris LC resident 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A3
Yellow Cardinal Gubernatrix cristata EN resident 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A1
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2003-2004 50,000-99,999 breeding pairs A4iii

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)
Valdés UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2,137,900 protected area contains site 0
Punta Pirámides Reserva Natural Turística 132 protected area overlaps with site 0
Punta Delgada Reserva Natural Turística 2,829 protected area overlaps with site 0
Punta Buenos Aires Reserva Natural de la Defensa 7,500 protected area contained by site 0
Península Valdés World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 360,000 protected area overlaps with site 384,836
Península de Valdés Reserva Natural Turistica 840,000 protected area contained by site 360,000
Isla de los Pájaros Reserva Natural Turística 23 protected area overlaps with site 0
Humedales de Península Valdés Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 42,695 protected area overlaps with site 42,695
Golfo San José Reserva Natural Turística 136,000 protected area contained by site 0
Caleta Valdés Touristic Provincial Reserve 10,000 protected area contained by site 10,000
Caleta Valdés Reserva Natural Turística 10,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Yorio-Quintana / Equipo de trabajo CENPAT 0
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sistema Península de Valdés. Downloaded fromínsula-de-valdés-iba-argentina on 01/10/2023.