Meseta del Asador (o Aguila)

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 resident 2001-2003 1,000-2,499 individuals A1
Patagonian Tinamou Tinamotis ingoufi LC resident 2001-2003 present A3
Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi CR breeding 1997 50-249 individuals A1, A2, A3, A4i
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT passage 2001-2003 250-999 individuals A1
Magellanic Plover Pluvianellus socialis VU breeding 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A1, A2, A3
Short-billed Miner Geositta antarctica LC breeding 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A2, A3
Cinnamon-bellied Ground-tyrant Muscisaxicola capistratus LC resident 2001-2003 present A3
Chocolate-vented Tyrant Neoxolmis rufiventris LC breeding 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A2, A3
Patagonian Yellow-finch Sicalis lebruni LC resident 2001-2003 present A3

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

Local Conservation Groups

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

Name Year formed
Club Observadores de Aves (COAS) Patagonia Sur - Río Gallegos 2007
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Meseta del Asador (o Aguila). Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.